Netflix and Missions

Netflix and Missions

Yesterday I read Rachel Kleppen’s article in Christianity Today entitled, Netflix Is Making It Harder to Be a Missionary. Kleppen is a missionary in Taipei, Taiwan and the article was and focused on how the internet and social media (among other advances) make being a...

Face Plant

In third grade, we had an end of the year track meet and my event was the third leg of what was referred to as the (politically incorrect) slow relay. When I took the baton, I got a fast start, but within 5 seconds I was face-down on the track. I can still...

Out of My Mind

Liz and I have each had two interesting chats of late that give an interesting picture of religion in Ireland. Conversation One: About 3-weeks ago, we were at Friday Cricket Club with Méabh. Many families from Clontarf and especially Méabh’s school attend. Well, that...
I Heard You The Third Time

I Heard You The Third Time

Confession time. I sometimes have difficultly visiting other church services. I’ll talk myself up before I go: “Don’t be critical. See what God says and don’t stress about the stuff you normally stress about.” There are certain aspects I love. I enjoy...

Stuff that caught my attention this week

A few things that I thought were worth sharing. Dublin Housing Crisis We’ve shared about this often. The link below is a feature done by the Guardian. Worth the time. My life in a hotel room: Ireland’s hidden homeless crisis – video #ChurchToo While these...

Voting for Jesus

Confession time. Sometimes a situation arises and my brain kicks into problem-solving mode. Occasionally that can be positive. I’m learning more and more that when the “something that happens” is a person, seeing them as a problem to solve is a mindset I need to give...

The Wilsons in Donegal

Our summer was a blur. We travelled a lot. We able to connect with many friends and family members in the States, but restful was not a word we’d use to describe a summer with as much travel as our’s had. So, as school began Liz and I were discussing a...

The Bishop and the Singer

After seeing headlines all weekend saying “Bishop Apologizes for touching Ariana Grande,” I watched the video.  I am angry. I am frustrated. There are a number of things this brought up for me… 1) The bishop’s behaviour was completely inappropriate. To watch a...

Relationship versus Efficiency

Liz and I returned last week from a conference near London. One of my goals, when I go to a conference, is to come away with some good book recommendations. And I got a few this time!   I’m currently about halfway through Rare Leadership and Building a Story Brand....

Random Thoughts From Our Trip to the States

When you spend a lot of time driving or flying, you have time to think…here are some of the random thoughts from our 5 weeks in the States: I can’t remember ever seeing so many police on the roads. For a while it felt like they were following us. We actually did...