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...
Join Us In Dublin!

Join Us In Dublin!

Would you like to make a difference in an amazing city? We are looking for people who would like to be part of beginning a missional community in the Clontarf area of Dublin. Our hope is to start missional communities throughout the city of Dublin, and across Ireland....

Sundays

I’m still in need of some serious deprogramming. I was out for pints with a new friend last week and during the conversation, he asked, “What type of church do you work with?” That’s when my brain started spinning. While it should be a topic I love talking about, the...
Our Week in Madrid

Our Week in Madrid

Last week Elizabeth and I were in Madrid for a five-day assessment with Christian Associates. We’ll be sharing more about this process in our newsletter. It was a good time made possible because our 20-year-old daughter took time off from work to take care of...