Please Just Listen

Although we are a continent away, Liz and I have been grieved as we watch the news from our home country. Like many of you have experienced profound sadness and outrage.  The murder of George Floyd. The videos out of NYC and Minneapolis of white individual threatening...

Thinking About Soil

I spent most of my life in Upstate NY. It was a place full of farms, orchards, vineyards, and corn fields as far as the eye could see. I grew up in a village next store to where Thomas Welch built his first grape juice factory and simply had to hop over our back fence to grab all the concord grapes I could eat (or use in a grape war against my brother).

Drawing a Crowd

As the Table – Dublin is getting off the ground, I wanted to repost some of what I’ve written over the past few years…specifically regarding church planting. I’d love to get your thoughts. ::originally posted 18 December 2018:: David Fitch shared a post over...

The Most Harmful Thing I Believed About Church Planting

As the Table - Dublin is getting off the ground, I wanted to repost some of what I've written over the past few years...specifically regarding church planting. I'd love to get your thoughts. ::originally posted 23 April 2015:: Before planting a church in Ithaca, NY I...

I See That Hand

If you haven’t been to an evangelical church these next will make no sense… “With every head bowed, and every eye closed.”  “Amen, I see that hand.” If you have been to an evangelical church, you know this is from the part of the service where the pastor asks...

Please Just Listen

Although we are a continent away, Liz and I have been grieved as we watch the news from our home country. Like many of you have experienced profound sadness and outrage.  The murder of George Floyd. The videos out of NYC and Minneapolis of white individual threatening...

Thinking About Soil

Thinking About Soil

I spent most of my life in Upstate NY. It was a place full of farms, orchards, vineyards, and corn fields as far as the eye could see. I grew up in a village next store to where Thomas Welch built his first grape juice factory and simply had to hop over our back fence to grab all the concord grapes I could eat (or use in a grape war against my brother).

Drawing a Crowd

Drawing a Crowd

As the Table – Dublin is getting off the ground, I wanted to repost some of what I’ve written over the past few years…specifically regarding church planting. I’d love to get your thoughts. ::originally posted 18 December 2018:: David Fitch shared a post over...

I See That Hand

I See That Hand

If you haven’t been to an evangelical church these next will make no sense… “With every head bowed, and every eye closed.”  “Amen, I see that hand.” If you have been to an evangelical church, you know this is from the part of the service where the pastor asks...

Easter Weekend

If you are in the Dublin area and are looking to take part in Good Friday and/or Easter, we would love to have you be with us at the Table this weekend. Our Good Friday service is tonight at 6pm, and our Easter Sunday Service is at 7pm. If you would like more info,...

Dweller

Dweller

For the week that it is, I thought I’d share one of my favourite songs. https://youtu.be/eWjk1ZgOVQM

Crisis Mode

Crisis Mode

Last weekend, during a family video chat, one of my daughters said something that I have not been able to get out of my head.  While we are in Ireland, my parents are in the US, and one of our daughters is in Scotland. And as you might imagine, Covid-19 was a...

So, Yeah I am Still Angry About This…

So, Yeah I am Still Angry About This…

In the Old Testament, the concept of justice had to do with a few central ideas: Don't cheat people (all that stuff in Proverbs about using proper scales).Don't accuse the innocent and pardon the guilty. We can come up with a few more, but they all boil down to...

Ireland, M. Scott Peck, and Stage Four

Ireland, M. Scott Peck, and Stage Four

This is something I've been thinking about for a while.  Several years ago, a colleague in the States shared something M. Scott Peck wrote in his book Further Along the Road Less Travelled, which was a follow up to the much more successful The Road Less...