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Sharing 'Something More' in Edinburgh

Date posted: 27/03/18

Sharing 'Something More' in Edinburgh 

The Heriot-Watt University touch rugby tournament was one of the highlights of Something More

It was a privilege to play our part in ‘Something More’ as Christians from across Edinburgh’s universities held a week of events to share the gospel with their fellow students. We provided speakers in Graham Daniels, Pete Nicholas, Dave Hampton and Rosie Woodbridge, plus a team of Interns on the ground to support sportspeople in their outreach. Here are some highlights of an epic week…

Monday 29th January

Lunchbar talks are taking place in three different slots each day. Today we had ‘More than hearsay: Can there be truth in a fake news culture?’ Pete Nicholas spoke twice, while Dave Hampton took the other slot. This talk title set up the week as students grappled with the truth of Jesus.

Wednesday 31st January

We were really encouraged to see students packing into Greyfriars Kirk for Monday night’s opening evening talk as Dave spoke on ‘Something More than a myth’? Is Christianity credible?’. There is clearly an appetite for investigating Christianity as just one of today’s lunch events saw a crowd of 70 consider ‘More than Pleasure: Where does true happiness lie?’ It has been great to help students like footballer Sean and rower Jen share Jesus with their sports friends at Dialogue Dinners. Sean said: “I’m absolutely buzzing that God answered prayers to bring seven of my teammates to one of the talks - some cracking questions being thrown round.” Jen added: “The girls heard the good news of Jesus and know there’s a choice they need to make.”


Back Pages magazine spring 2018

This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Back Pages. To read the rest of the magazine, click here. 


Friday 2nd February

Our Interns have been linked up with Christian students who they are staying with and encouraging in their witness. Jos Edwards said: “I have been so encouraged myself sharing a house with a rugby player called Gideon. I have loved being able to walk through things with him. He asks lots of questions, which is great.” It has been awesome to begin each day with a team prayer meeting and we had the great encouragement of ending last night by thanking God in prayer for a hockey player from Heriot-Watt University who had given his life to Jesus. Amazing news! Whether it has been time all together or on our own as we have been handing out flyers, what a privilege it has been to commit all this work to our Heavenly Father!

Find out more

You can read the full ‘Something More’ blog at christiansinsport.org.uk/Edinburgh