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Why Ireland Quit Going to Church. A Few Thoughts.

Why Ireland Quit Going to Church. A Few Thoughts.

I have been reading the book, The Best Catholics in the World (2021) by Irish Times correspondent Derek Scally. It has been a compelling and thought-provoking read (I still have a few chapters remaining). An added layer of interest for me is that the author...
The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

The Irish Times published an article today, and I want to share a couple of thoughts. The story is entitled: Other countries yearn for the good old days. Not Ireland. I grew up in Western NY, frequently hearing a lament for the “good old days”. Where I lived, life...
Culture Night Photo Gallery

Culture Night Photo Gallery

On Friday, we went into town for Culture Night for a tour (run by Alternative Dublin) focusing on street art in city centre. We were encouraged to take photos throughout the tour. Here are a few I took. Make sure you read the lines from the poem Dublin.
How About a Little Culture…Night

How About a Little Culture…Night

Shortly after we moved to Dublin, we discover Culture Night. It is a night when venues all across the city open their doors for people to come in, walk around and maybe get a tour. I can’t remember them all, but we have gotten to the Custom House, Dublin Castle, IFI...
It’s a Beautiful Day in the…

It’s a Beautiful Day in the…

I am old enough that I grew up watching Mr Roger’s Neighborhood. But of course, he was on TV long enough that many of us grew up watching Mr Roger’s Neighborhood (at least on one side of the Atlantic). If I add that I was old enough to see Mr Robinson’s Neighborhood...
Two More Sermon Illustrations that Need to Stop

Two More Sermon Illustrations that Need to Stop

Earlier today, Relevant Magazine tweeted the following: Some sermon illustrations need to retire ASAP. https://t.co/rgrVHaZfRo — RELEVANT (@RELEVANT) August 26, 2021 I want to add two to their list: Military Analogies. When I was part of a team trainning and...