No Capes

Anyone remember the movie The Incredibles? There’s a superhero dad (Bob) in the movie and he is just fed up with the normal job. He sells insurance, it’s a good job, but it’s not the job for him. He starts doodling on a sketch pad, drawing different superhero suits because he wants to go back []
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Bad News

“Bad news travels fast.” (American, British) “Bad news goes about in clogs, good news in stockinged feet.” (Welsh) “The news of a good deed travels far, but the news of a bad one travels even farther.” (Polish) “Bad news proceeds by wings, good news hardly walks.” (Hungarian) “No news is good news.” (French, Italian, English, []
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Jesus

This is not a message I want to deliver, but the Bible leaves me no choice. There is no politically correct alternative. God hates figs. There I said. I know this will shock a lot of people but the evidence is overwhelming. Scripture is crystal clear. What did the prophet Jeremiah use to curse Zedekiah []
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Saul and David

‘A Question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved.’ Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince In 1 Samuel 18 we read a story that will make even the most nonchalant of us squirm and wince in our seats, particularly the males among us. Picture the scene, a young woman is []
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The Power of the Fringes

Last week the Traveller Community was formally recognized as an ethnic group in Ireland. This was a low-key affair – the Taoiseach simply stood up in the Dáil and announced it. No laws had to change, no cases were brought to court. It was simply a statement by a powerful man. This low-key affair however []
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Listen to Aslan, Listen to Jesus

I love C.S. Lewis. He is my favourite author. I own like all his books, from ‘Mere Christianity’ to ‘The Screwtape Letters’. He used creative ways in which he showed what the world was like and where the Christian was to fit in that. That is kinda the sentence I use to sum him and []
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Ananias and Sapphira

Confession time, some of you might remember parts of this blog from a talk I did in Ignite a few years ago, actually I think you can find the recording of that talk here too if you’d rather listen than read! Anyway, due to time pressures I have not been able to dig up new []
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God has a Sense of Humour

Something I’ve learnt over the past 3 or 4 months is that God has a sense of humour. Now,many people might argue in saying ‘’That’s not theologically correct, God is very serious.’’ Well I disagree. His timing, the way he shows up and the way he tries to tell us stuff is quite funny sometimes. []
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Throwing Water on the Fire

The other day, I was doing a favour for a friend and driving her child home from school.  With most of my mind occupied with dinner preparations, unsewn Cubs badges, and half-finished blogs (ahem), I asked him how his day had gone, and his response was: “Yeah, it was…good…ok…sort of, I guess…(heavy pause)…” “Soo,” I []
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Be Unified – A Response to the Donald Trump Presidency

On January 20th 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Yes, you’re still not dreaming.  It will happen. An openly misogynistic, tax dodging bully will become the most powerful human being in the free world. The reasons for Trump’s victory could be discussed for []
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