First Larne Presbyterian Church

First Larne Presbyterian Church



It was Archbishop Desmind Tutu who famously said "I am puzzled which Bible people are reading when they say that religion and politics don't mix. " 

To accompany our current series here are a few thoughts abut Christian service from Henri Nouwen:

Brexit, US Presidential inauguration ...... and now, political crisis in Northern Ireland! Should we panic?

At this time of constitutional and political uncertainty take time to reflect on words, thoughts and actions.

1 Timothy 2 v.1-4

Maybe, just maybe, over the Christmas and New Year period I will be taken to see the latest Star Wars story “Rogue One”. I am not one of the aficionados who gets the significance of every detail and reference. I just enjoy the spectacle!

On Friday last some of us attended the second gathering of the Disciple Makers Network in PCI Assembly Buildings (Church House).  This network includes a range of PCI congregations exploring how better to be disciple-making congregations and a disciple-making denomination.

It is too easy to be a pessimist today! There is so much on the domestic and international scene that seems chaotic and we are left wondering where on earth it will all end up. How will Brexit end up for us?

I am old enough to remember "Star Trek" in its original TV series format (hence the picture).

Everyone is saying it - "We are living in unprecedented times!"

This last few weeks, hour by hour, day by day, some new announcement or event has taken us by surprise. Even the seasoned political hacks who thought they had seen it all were readily admitting that they haven't!


May we never fail to grieve when lives are lost.
May we never glorify violence or death yet never fail to be inspired

by bravery and sacrifice in its shadow.

In the days before and after the EU Referendum you might find this prayer helpful.