First Larne Presbyterian Church

First Larne Presbyterian Church



What do Franklin Graham, Selwyn Hughes, and Danielle Strickland have in common?

David Thompson, Secretary for the Council for Congregational Life and Witness, reflects on the hope to be found in Christ this Christmas.

Readers of a nervous disposition might want to look away now – I’m going to talk about the World Cup. As the wounds of Saturday’s penalty heartbreak slowly heal, the competition rolls on, and on Sunday afternoon is the biggest game in football: the World Cup Final.


Seasons four and five of The Crown show glimpses of Princess Diana’s struggle with bulimia, an illness that receives little understanding from the Royal Family.

‘The metaverse may ­­be virtual, but the impact will be real.’


Chances are you’ve seen these words before. They’re the tagline to Facebook owner Meta’s latest advert, giving people a utopian ‘glimpse of what the benefits [of the metaverse] could be.’

Would you rather have fish guts or cockroaches dropped on your head?

It’s a game we often play but this was a particular gross choice to have to make, and certainly inspired by the previous night’s so-called bushtucker trials on ‘I’m a celebrity’

One of my earliest sporting memories, and one of my earliest TV memories, are - it so happens - one and the same thing.

‘We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.’


Warning: this article contains spoilers.

A vicar, a murderer, and a journalist walk into a…

No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke; it’s the premise of the recent BBC drama, Inside Man.

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.


That line comes from a poem by W.B Yeats, ‘The Second Coming’. Originally written in 1919 to describe post-war Europe, it seems very apposite now.