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‘My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind…
so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.’
– Jesus (John 17:21)

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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

Carolling Despite the best attempts of Advent preachers the Christmas carol season is well and truly upon us and the days ahead offer a bewildering choice for singers and spectators. Today (Saturday) in Dublin Ecumenical Carol Singing will take place at 2.30pm outside...

Friday: The New Reformers

It’s often hard to step back and see the wide horizon of the moment of time, in which we live. The breathing space that decades, and even centuries allow, is a luxury not usually available within a lifetime.   We are blessed on this Island, as perhaps more...

DEVOTIONAL DAY 5: Getting Free And Staying Free

Join me for the final day of our ‘Breaking Through Barriers’ 5-Day Daily Devotional, using excerpts drawn from my recent book. Each day we meditated on three passages of scripture, and on our fifth day we aim at ‘Getting Free And Staying...

Brexit

Underlying politics on this island is always the issue of identity. It is something that goes far deeper than even economic considerations. Our history over the centuries has shown just how profoundly important identity is to every community on our island. The...

Launch of Black Santa 2017

The Black Santa Sit–out 2017 gets underway on the steps of Belfast Cathedral on Monday December 18. Don’t be surprised to see a Santa sporting L–plates – Dean–Elect, Archdeacon Stephen Forde, will be taking part on day one as he learns...

Dublin’s Black Santa Sit Out gets under way

The 2017 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s, Dawson Street, got off to a chilly start on Wednesday December 13. The annual appeal was launched by Archbishop Michael Jackson and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál MacDonncha, and will continue until...

COI Gazette – 15th December 2017

Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday 6th December 2017, in Washington DC. (Photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) President...

Thursday: The Spaces Between

Harold Wilson once said ‘a week is a long time in politics’. On this basis it seems like the Reformation happened almost an eternity ago, yet we live daily in its wake. While the Reformation began in the cloisters and the Church its spirit quickly spread...

DEVOTIONAL DAY 4: The Dark Side

Join me again for Day 4 of the ‘Breaking Through Barriers’ 5-Day Daily Devotional, using excerpts drawn from my recent book. Each day we have been meditating on three passages of scripture, and on Day 4 we carefully consider ‘The Dark...

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Book: The One True Gift by Tim Chester #Christmas

Christmas is meant to be full of joy and light; but all too often it is spoiled by grumbling and arguing. The 24 concise daily readings in this advent book share Paul’s answer to this problem from Philippians chapter 2 and many many more: the big story of how...

Book: Same Sex Relationships by John Stott

What does the Bible say about same-sex relationships? How should Christians think about this divisive and heartfelt issue? And what of those who are caught in the crossfire: the brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction, but are committed to being...

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