Conflicted Ministry

Conflicted Ministry

It is now more than a year and a half since I retired from full time ministry in First Armagh Presbyterian Church. I confess I do not miss the constant pressure to preach at least once a Sunday to the same congregation maintaining biblical truth, as well as relevance...
Sounding Board: Loneliness

Sounding Board: Loneliness

Before the emergence of Covid 19, another epidemic was spreading quietly and inconspicuously across the world, less contagious but still damaging to health and wellbeing.  The epidemic of loneliness targets the connectedness which is at the heart of human flourishing....

THE CALL, THE HERO AND THE CHALLENGE

When Beethoven realised that he was going deaf and that there was little hope of a cure, despair called. He avoided this by casting himself as the hero who would not be deflected from fulfilling his true vocation. For Beethoven this was his art: his music. Although he...