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Childless by Choice

Is Voluntary Childlessness a Christian Option? Intro:  Many conversations over the years have reminded me of an article I wrote 21 years ago and found again recently.  I occasionally bump into people who read it in the Irish journal where it first appeared.  I’m unleashing it into the digital sphere for a different audience in the […]

Those who say Eugene Peterson was motivated by money or reputation know neither the man nor his work.

When a religious news site carried an interview with Eugene Peterson in which he was pushed on his views on homosexuality and during which he said that under some circumstances he might officiate at a same-sex wedding, Christian cyberspace went into overdrive. I stayed quiet because, as a friend, I wanted to process the implications […]

Can’t Believe You Think That

Conferences, conversations, posts and phone calls. I attended a major international evangelical conference a couple of years ago at which there was a Q &A panel session with three of the leading speakers. The questions generally were on what constitutes an evangelical. I asked the panel to comment on why some bodies were making a […]

This Week I’m Supporting Manchester United

No you didn’t misread that – and there’s no punch line.  On Wednesday night when Manchester United face Sunderland hoping to overturn a 2-1 first-leg defeat in order to reach the League Cup final, I will be cheering for them as loud as any of my ‘usually-extremely-vocal-but-recently-very-quiet’ United-supporting friends. Just last weekend Man United played […]

QUIZ number 2

Here is the second quiz in aid of the team going to work with an amazing project in the slums of Delhi (www.asha-india.org) As with Quiz 1, please give a donation of £/€ 1 or more at  http://www.givengain.com/activist/108220/projects/6817/   One word added to each set of three makes a new word or phrase.  Example:   Eye, Ache, […]

A COUPLE OF QUIZZES

Gwen is leading a team to work with Asha in the slums of Delhi (www.asha-india.org)   Here is an opportunity for you to help the team We have composed a couple of Fireside Quizzes to shorten the holidays.  Please give a donation of £/€ 1 or more at  http://www.givengain.com/activist/108220/projects/6817/   FIRESIDE QUIZ NUMBER ONE The […]

More thoughts on worship

As part of the discussion on my earlier post on my Californian worship experience, a former colleague and Californian pastor, Todd, made some very pertinent points.  He honestly spoke of the pressure to try to compete with other more consumerist models, and about some of the real cultural changes affecting the Western church.  He also […]

Worship, California Style.

Well,  we had our first experience of California church this past weekend.  Well, not really our first, since I have extremely fond memories of ministering at Peninsula Bible Church in 2001, but that was SIlicon Valley with really bright, thoughtful and theologically astute guys on staff.  This was South California; in fact So-Cal at it’s […]

Bless the Future

  “Too many people leave their legacies to what they die from, rather than what they live for.”  So said my good friend David Jennings: Vancouver host extraordinaire, but also Board Chairman and corporate lawyer who has been round the block a few times when it comes to dealing with financial legacies.  His thesis is […]

A Sense of Place

Nuala O’Connor believes that a significant element in the power and global reach of Irish traditional music is in its sense of place.  She writes of  “the pre-eminence of landscape in Irish music and hearts…. ‘dinnseanchus’, meaning, the lore of placenames.” In a strange way this has been our experience these first few days as […]

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