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Dr Scott Spurlock, Senior Lecturer in Scottish Religious Cultures (Theology and Religious Studies) at Glasgow University. Scott is currently working on projects relating to Scottish religious cultures, in particular the Reformation in Scotland and traditions developing out of its upheaval including Catholic, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Dissenting and Quaker; the experience of lay Catholics in early modern Scotland; the role of Reformed theology in shaping early modern cultures; and, the comparative development of Reformed communities in the early modern Atlantic.



Revd Lindsey Sanderson is a part-time College Tutor. She was ordained in 1997 having studied for a combined MA (Philosophy and Systematic Theology)/BD at Edinburgh University. She also has an MBA from Glasgow Caledonian University. She served the CUS/URC Synod as Mission Enabler, then worked as Assistant General Secretary for Action of Churches Together in Scotland before being inducted to the East Kilbride Joint Pastorate in September 2012.


Lindsey is the Synod’s representative on the General Assembly Mission Committee and is a member of the URC-Roman Catholic Dialogue Group. From 2008-2012 she was the URC’s representative to the World Council of Churches Central Committee.

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Saughtonhall Church Revd John McNeil Scott

Revd Dr. John McNeil Scott.  Originally from Wexford in the Southeast of Ireland, John was ordained in 1993 and has been a minister of the United Reformed Church since 1997. He has served pastorates in Belfast, and in the west of Ireland.  John  studied philosophy and politics in Dublin, divinity at Aberdeen, and law in Manchester. Following a masters degree at SOAS (University of London) he was awarded a fellowship to pursue intensive language study in Chinese at National Taiwan University and then worked in commercial law in Taipei for a number of years.


John’s academic concerns include theologies of politics and culture across a number of contexts including Ireland, Taiwan and Scotland – especially as these relate to identity and nationhood. He has a deep interest in Gaelic language and music. He is the URC representative to the CTBI China Forum.


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