Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone

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Personal stories and national myths are potent things.

Newly elected Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has told Time magazine that he “would like Ireland to become what Michael Collins described as the shining light unto the world.”

To many Christians the language will sound like an echo of the Sermon on the Mount and in what was once a staunchly Catholic country the Irish Times appeared to hear the resonance.

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When Doubt is a First World Luxury

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Trailer: “Far From the Tree” from John Wright on Vimeo.

And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.

And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

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Desperation and the Luxury of Doubt: Lessons from Job

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When God wishes to increase our suffering he sends us theologians.

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The Fall and Rise of Tim Farron

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“To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 – and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me.” Tim Farron

On Wednesday 14th June, 2017, Tim Farron resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats, citing the impossibility of living as a committed Christian, one holding faithfully to the Bible’s teaching.

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Reasons for Hope 2017

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Leading Christian apologists William Lane Craig and John Lennox will be speaking at a number of different events in Cork, Dublin and Belfast in March/April 2017. Details of all the events – including debates with Michael Nugent and Daniel Came as well as public lectures – can be found here.

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