Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Well, the family and I are off to Summer Madness tomorrow morning. It's Ireland's largest Christian youth festival held in Belfast. Christy and the kids will visit with friends while I camp - yes camp - onsite with 5,000 other young people. I'm excited! It's always a good time to connect and network with many people from around Ireland and the globe! Please pray for the young people attending and all those involved in the event. We want young people to connect with Jesus and continue that relationship long afterwards. That's where fuel comes into its own . . . more later. Blessings!
This is our church. The images aren't the greatest but it's a beautiful church. God is at work and we're privileged to be a part of His plans for this community! The inside has quite uncharacteristically been renovated 10+ years ago (short for our standards!) with fresh paint, new surround sound system, new carpets and most interestingly - bog oak art from a local 'liturgical artist' called Fergus Costello. You can see some of his work online.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Four publications in nine months . . now to work on getting paid for writing!
'Meant for More' (aka Bohemian Christmas - June 2006)
'Eucharistic Revelations' (September 2005)
'Lighted Lithos' (December 2005)
'Bona Fide Fire' (January 2006)
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Artists' Circle - 'Heart to Art' (late August 2006)
Developing a community of like-hearted artists committed to Christ and cultural engagement
You heard it first here! Details to be found at the Dreamers of the Day site soon.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
"No matter how hard you try to hold a beach ball down, eventually it pops back up to the surface; it's irrepressible. So it is with dreams and visions: no matter how many times people, circumstances -- and even ourselves -- try to shove them down or stuff them in a hole somewhere, they keep popping back out and shooting up to the surface." read more . . .
"Mike Riddell points out that the church today is disregarded as a source of assistance in matters of spirituality. Christianity is perceived as old and tired, and past its use-by date. Mike observes that several hundred years of rationalism have produced a thin meal in soul food, particularly in the Evangelical tradition. [He] identifies some of the contributing factors. Salvation has been treated as if it were a place of arrival, rather than the departure point for a long and exciting pilgrimage. An obsession with faith propositions has all but drained away mystery through relentless explanation. And the few remaining spiritual practices, those of scripture and prayer, have been strip-mined to exhaustion. Mike lists some suggestions for renewal . . " read more . . .
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Just found out yesterday that an old article has been picked up at The Porpoise-Diving Life under 'Full Breach' re-entitled 'Meant for More'. I'm just pushing buttons and hittin' switches to see what happens. Still hoping to get to work on that article about the Illuminated Imagination. Hitting the road soon for Belfast. Peace to you!