Don’t Bury Your Coins!

When I consider the parables of Jesus, three words often come to mind:   The ‘parable of the pounds’ (also known as ‘the parable of the talents’) is a case in point. In Luke 19, Jesus and his []
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That’s Crazy Talk…

For God so loved the world… You know how the rest goes. Eternal life etc. It’s the mantra of Christians everywhere, every-when.   We’re going to live forever in a perfect world, []
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Becoming a Hedgehog

1  Would you rather be a fox or a hedgehog? It’s a seemingly pointless question with potentially life-altering implications.   Back in 2001, Jim Collins wrote a book called Good to Great in []
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Distinctions Part II

How would you describe our church? What makes it different? In a previous blog (found here), I thought I’d have a go at describing our Ignite community, choosing just 4 characteristics. Last time I shared how mission is what drives us and that []
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One Wild Life

West Cork author Clare Mulvaney authored a book a dozen years ago, titled One Wild Life.  She borrows the title from a poem by Mary Oliver which poses the question So tell me, []
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Measurements

I recently took up painting. It’s teaching me to appreciate the beauty in seemingly ordinary things. I find myself so intently focused on the subject, and so far removed from other distractions, []
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Sleep that Restores

When you’re tired everything seems heavier. And harder. And more painful. If you haven’t slept, your ability to make decisions is impaired. Your ability to manage your emotions is destroyed. You cry more. []
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Acting in Hope

We are not hopeful.  We wait.   We wait for horizons to open, for ideas to flourish. For plans and dreams to come to fruition.   We wait, trying to console ourselves with the concrete, []
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