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...
Irish Prosperity and the End of Oppressive Faith

Irish Prosperity and the End of Oppressive Faith

For the past couple of years, I have been thinking about how people in Ireland view faith. It has to do with Irish prosperity and the freedom they experienced from an oppressive faith. I went into a bit more detail here. (this article will make more sense if you read...
4 (more) Ways Bounded Sets are Detrimental to Faith

4 (more) Ways Bounded Sets are Detrimental to Faith

A few weeks ago, I wrote about being Jesus-Centered and introduced the idea of “set theory” [you can find that here]. Afterwards, I shared 3 Reasons Bounded Sets are Detrimental to Faith and promised 4 more to come. Here they are. 4) Bounded Sets are...
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice

If You Can’t Say Anything Nice

I made a brief disclaimer in a previous post, that my positive experience in one church does not discount the pain (or abuse) that someone else may have experienced. Today I need to switch that a bit. If you found Jesus in a real way in an independent Pentecostal...
An Old Church – Donegal Day 3

An Old Church – Donegal Day 3

Yesterday was rainy, windy, and cold. We went out to do some sightseeing but we didn’t last very long. Below are a few of the photos I took. The view from the road. We actually stopped here a couple of years ago.Dunlewey Church of Ireland the front of the...
Thinking like a Scientist

Thinking like a Scientist

This is post number five in a series I am writing about sermons. (you can find others in this series here.) Yesterday I wrote about a study on learning and overconfidence. The idea was that people who see a more polished presentation do not learn or retain any more...

What’s In A Name?

If you’ve been part of our journey for the past few years you know that we have looked for help in giving a name to our project here in Clontarf. And if you thought we were exaggerating how difficult it is for us to come up with names, remember that for the first week...