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What’s A Parish-Based Micro-Church?

What’s A Parish-Based Micro-Church?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why we call our community of faith “The Table”. (You can read that here.) And last week, I started a series of posts on why we refer to our community as “Jesus Centred” (And you can read that one over here.)...
What Do We Mean by Jesus-Centred?

What Do We Mean by Jesus-Centred?

There are a few phrases we frequently use when we talk about the Table, the church we are planting here in Dublin. One of them is “Jesus-centred”. I wanted to take a few posts and explain what we mean by that phrase and why we consider it so central (no pun...
Thinking About Soil

Thinking About Soil

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 8 October 2015:: I spent most of my life in Upstate NY. It...
A Sort of Anniversary

A Sort of Anniversary

Our first location…but much less snow that the first Sunday! Earlier this month marked the 20th anniversary of day the church we planted in Ithaca held its first regular Sunday worship gathering. I remember a few things about that day. It was...

5 Years in Dublin – Intro

This July is the five year anniversary of our move to Dublin. I’ve been planning to do a series of posts this summer about that journey; how it came about, what the process was like, what the past 5 years have been like. Stuff like that. I decided to start now...

The Latest News on The Table

Over the past week we’ve been teasing some information about the next step in our church planting journey. We’ll be sharing more of the details over the next few weeks, but here’s the latest… We are currently inviting people to join us for series of vision...

The Problem with Church Planting

I think the phrase church planting is extremely unhelpful. I am finding it to be more and more cumbersome all the time. We love the church. We think the church matters, and that is why we are working to plant churches. But here is what I am wondering…re-read the last...
Learning, Unlearning and Relearning

Learning, Unlearning and Relearning

When I first began thinking that a move to Ireland could be in our future, I sat down to write a list of why Elizabeth and I were unlikely people to move to Dublin and start churches. I didn’t get too far into that exercise before I began to realise that my basic...