Criticism vs Affirmation

While presenting is a simple and remarkably useful skill, it is also an act that most people seem to find daunting at the best of times. Fair enough. Putting yourself out there, to describe personal thoughts or reflections makes you stand out from the apathetic crowd. To extend out to the world something that feels []
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Why do we still need the Old Testament?

Back in April a tweet from John Cleese sparked some interesting questions with the ‘Impasse’ group. The tweet read: “You see… Evangelism is defined as spreading the word of the Gospel. The Gospel – the teaching of Christ and the apostles – is to be found in the NEW Testament. There is no Gospel in []
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Time

The only poetry I have ever written Was a lament. Specifically, A lament of childhood.   I wrote it all at once, to release a torrent of ideas and emotion I had swirling around in my head at the time. Later I sat and edited it, in one sitting, to the beat and rhythm of []
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Community, Theology and Spirituality

I think it’s important for any gathering of people to recognise what it is that defines them as a group. Like how any given person is totally unique, any group of people is distinctly different from any other. This can hold even when most of the same people are in both groups. I’m sure most []
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A Home Away from Home

So going into the Leaving Cert French orals this week, I have had to prepare a ‘document’ to talk about. This is usually one or two pictures about an interesting topic for conversation and mine is a collage of pictures outlining the work I’ve been a part of in Africa. I was reminded, as I []
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Using God’s Gifts

It seems that more and more lately I’ve had to use the excuse or more accurately; explain that I haven’t had the time lately to do “X” because I have been spending hours working on my Leaving Cert. Most recently I hadn’t spent as much time shopping for Christmas presents as I would deem adequate. []
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The Right Moment

How can I write a blog? I’m an impulsive storywriter at best who doesn’t really write “for” other people, usually, that is. Tough! Even if I’m not ideally suited, I’ve agreed to do this. You need the right moment to start writing and I think this is one. What can I write about? I’ve had []
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