The Word on the Week
May 4, 2010

Live Microphone

It’s not the first time a live microphone has caught an aside made by a celebrity when he or she thought it was switched off! Prime Minister Brown’s doorstep chat with Labour supporter Gillian Duffy appeared to go reasonably well, that is until Brown was being driven away in his ministerial car. In its relative […]

April 24, 2010


Dear Friends, This last week has been a reminder that we live in God’s world and, although fallen, is not out of control. All events lie within his permitted will. At present we know in part; then we shall know fully as we are fully known – 1Cor.13:12. In Christ, George. Eyjafjallajokull.  Word on the […]

April 17, 2010


Dear Friends, Repentance is commanded in Scripture. Some say repentance is hard – the Bible says it’s impossible! Augustine got a handle on this conundrum when he said; “God gives us commands we cannot perform that we may know what we ought to request from Him”. Pray to the Lord to show you your sin […]

April 14, 2010

Offence of the Other 10th April 2010

Cast your mind back to the playground. You are 4 and already well versed in name-calling. It was a gift to your art if the other’s name rhymed with a rude word. Now imagine you have a Nigerian classmate called Toyosi Shitta-bey! You are glad you are Irish, white and speak with the local accent. […]

April 3, 2010

Why did He die?

Wouldn’t it have been enough to grant Philip’s request to “show us the Father”? Philip was only echoing Moses request for that elusive blessing of seeing the face of God. Was that not what the Aaronic blessing was all about:- The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon […]

March 28, 2010

Passport to Heaven

I think it was Aneurin Bevan who, when a UK cabinet Minister, dreamt of purchasing a rail ticket from Waterloo Station to anywhere in the world without the need for a passport. This last week it almost required a passport to get into the Dublin Passport Office such was the queue created by the current […]

March 13, 2010

Rugby and Religion

“Where does it say in the Bible that the pubs should be closed on Good Friday” was the question troubling a heckler at an Open Air meeting? The question came around again this week when those who enjoy pub-time after full-time realised that the Magners League rugby match was scheduled to take place on Good […]

March 6, 2010

Making the Grade

When “grade inflation” was highlighted in the press this week it was a term new to most of us. It sounded sophisticated. Rather status enhancing. The truth was quite deflating when we learned that exam results in many schools and colleges were being massaged upwards to enhance their reputation. The students who received these higher […]

February 27, 2010

Wood’s Words 20th February 2010

In a country awash with sexual perversions it is almost a relief to read of the serial adultery of Tiger Woods. So skewed has our moral compass gone that the philandering of this superb athlete does not seem so remarkable. What makes his fall from grace intriguing is the fact that he had all his […]

February 27, 2010

Global Warnings

At this time of the year we have cows calving in the farmyard so it was with some curiosity that I learned of the Mertz glacier in Antarctica calving earlier this month. Apparently the gesticulation period is not as predictable as cows occurring every 50 or 100 years but when the calf is an iceberg […]

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