FOCUS

Well now that summer is most certainly underway and the focus of studies and classes begins to fade away there is a tendency for one to stick faith to the sidelines for a spell of relaxation. However, I think summer calls for a special time where we can freely focus and make an additional effort…

Truly Human

  One way I heard it put before “to be truly human is to be truly know, yet someone who hides can never be known”. There is a lot to take from that statement, yet, after spending a weekend with many other Christians at the CUI Annual Conference my mind has been inclined to reflect upon…

Keep Your Eyes Open

The Christian Union in Trinity College Dublin over the last few weeks hosted two of the most significant figures to provide intellectual bases for defending the reasonable nature of the Christian faith – Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. John Lennox. For many there are no plausible claims to believe in Christianity. However, I thoroughly believe…

Relfecting on S.T.O.R.Y

Once upon a time… probably the most famous four words in literature. Yet, in the case of Christianity the four important words to begin our story are “in the beginning God” (Genesis 1:1). There is so many questions one might have immediately about the narrative. Does God exist? Did he create the beginning? Should we…

Fear of the Unknown

We are lost. Confused. Speechless. Broken. From Brexit to presidential elections, poverty to refugees and ideologies to terrorism. Recent events in Orlando, Nice, Turkey and countless other places well up emotions of hate, anger, sorrow, empathy and disillusionment. All that has happened in the past year has only resulted in more division among us. We…

Abortion – Tolerance, Media, Reality, and Life

“If you truly believe in the value of life, you care about all of the weakest and most vulnerable members of society.” – Joni Eareckson Tada Abortion. It is a tough societal issue in both complexity and dynamic. It affects both women and men. It touches on women’s rights, politics, law and many other sectors of…

The Struggle – Happiness

Happy. A two-syllable, five letter word that has different meanings for each individual. To one person it might be obtaining the dream job that promised so much. To another it might be the opportunity to be abroad, basking in the rays of the sun. Whatever it may be, we all want to live each day…

The Struggle – The Digitised Life

In today’s society one thing we cannot deny is that most of us have an addiction to social media.  Our lives are slowly becoming all about the things we ‘like’ on sites, the comments we make on posts and the selfies that we send way too much. Today, our existence is based on every action…

The Struggle – Depression

In recent times, I have found myself saying the phrase “I should blog about that” a lot. Yet, I have been quite poor in terms of posting content. So, I have made a decision in the last week to start a new weekly series titled ‘The Struggle’, covering various topics that in today’s world illustrate…

Pushing On A Pull Door

Out of nowhere I had sudden inspiration to write something, anything, just to put my thoughts down into words, no matter what form that would manifest. I believe this time after Easter as Christians we need to remember a number of things; we must focus, reflect and meditate on these things. However, I don’t have…

Relax.

When I was reading the other day I came across a little story which concluded with multiple thoughts. Therefore, I have decided to post it on my blog and allow you to decide what it means to you, whatever way you see fit!  On a cool spring afternoon, an expert wood carver sat on his…

Day Four (No Man Is An Island)

Well I really took my time for this blog post. Thankfully, I actually have done it! I can honestly say the summer of 2014 is dearly missed. College has begun though and it is an exciting new chapter I’m eager to read. A chance to test a different mainland: see it, enjoy it and let…