The Word on the Week
July 22, 2023

The Chosen

The Chosen                     Word on the Week                     22nd July 2023. It was Tony from The Shed who drew my attention to “this film on the life of Jesus”.   He added the thought that I would like it.   Sad to say the icon for The Chosen languished on my smartphone untouched till it disappeared from sight with […]

July 15, 2023

Restoring Nature

Restoring Nature             Word on the Week                              15th July 2023. Everyone agrees it is a good idea to restore nature.  The problems arise over the methods employed to the restoration.   These could have a negative impact on farm incomes.    Some farmers say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush in opposition […]

July 8, 2023

House Martin

House Martin                   Word on the Week                     8th July 2023. It happened again last Thursday.   The conditions were just right.   Humid, gentle rain and a gusting breeze.   The sky was leaden and the birds were hopping!    It was a Martins food fest like no other.   It lasted for ages! The wind was ensuring a constant supply […]

July 1, 2023


Tubgate                            Word on the Week                        1st July 2023. At first we thought RTE, our public service broadcaster, had got its numbers wrong when publicising the salary paid to its star performer, Ryan Tubridy.    An error perhaps caused out of embarrassment at the enormity of the sums required to retain his services.    How wrong we […]

June 24, 2023

Ocean Grave

Ocean Grave                   Word on the Week                     24th June 2023. This week tragedy befell the submersible, Ocean Gate, when it imploded deep under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.   Sadly, for the brave passengers, their expedition to the hulk of the Titanic was cut short with the loss of all on board.   They understood the risks.   […]

June 17, 2023

Pride Month

Pride Month                     Word on the Week                     17th June 2023. Indicative of the long way the LGBT community have come in Ireland is the fact of June being designated as their month.   It is interesting to see the name ‘pride’ has been adopted to give those involved a feeling of self-worth. Perhaps it has been […]

June 3, 2023

It’s an Ill Weather

It’s an Ill Weather                   Word on the Week                         3rd June 2023. It’s an ill weather, (or is it wind?) that does nobody any good!   Like underachieving children our Government makes climate promises which go unfilled.  In this case the promises of a carbon-free future are not enough to focus our minds on the […]

May 27, 2023

Donald McLeod

Donald McLeod                     Word on the Week                         27th May 2023. The death of Professor Donald McLeod last Sunday added to the pantheon of Christian exponents who have recently been called to higher service!   ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints’ (Psalm 116 verse 15). He leaves a legacy of sermon […]

May 20, 2023

Tim Keller

Tim Keller                        Word on the Week                     20th May 2023. In the passing of Dr Tim Keller this week the evangelical community has lost a towering figure.   His stature came from his close walk with Jesus whom he portrayed in the most compelling language and actions. Few can forget the superb Gospel illustrations he gleaned […]

May 13, 2023

Gospel Progress

Gospel Progress              Word on the Week                     13th May 2023. There is a promise made by God early in the Bible which is being fulfilled as lives born into Adam are born again into Christ.   It is where Abraham passes the supreme test of his faith in the offer of his son and receives the promise […]

Page 2 of 74