First Larne Presbyterian Church

First Larne Presbyterian Church



For all those believers who are Star Wars aficionadoes here's an interesting comment from Mark Greene (Londion Institute of Contemporary Christianity) which caught my eye:

In a Galaxy Near, Near to You…

If you are a member of First Larne or have been at a school assembly I have taken in the last few weeks you will know that in the Gospel accounts of the nativty there is no donkey actually mentioned nor does it specify the number of wise men/kings/magi!

South Sudan hunger crisis set to intensify in 2018, warns Christian Aid, as conflict enters fifth year

Does such exist? Jo Swinney (editor of the Bible Society's "Lyfe Journal") makes a compelling case that we should have an opinion AND that it should affect not only how we package presents but how we expect our food to be presented to us.

I admit I have a problem with that most recent import from the States - Black Friday. It is not just the bombardment with advertisements and offers and the sense that I am being taken for a sucker. If I understand the concept correctly, Black Friday is inextricably linked with Thanksgiving.

I have just read this challenging article by Professor Sarah Williams from Regent College, Vancouver.

This week David Kelly, Jax McCallum and Robin Tweed and myself have joined hundreds of other Presbyterians at the "EVERYDAY DISCIPLES" Special Assembly. Even after a few hours it became apparent that we would have a lot to digest, to challenge and to inspire.

Let me share this article I picked up from "Christians in Sport". It gives insight into what is one of the greatest annual feats of sporting endurance - but more importantly, offers encouragement in fruitful, abundant, enduring Christian living.

Have you ever read something and thought 'This is so obvious. Why had I not seen that before?'  Well here is a quote from John Stott I came across that really got me thinking about the importance of corporate worship and private prayer. Read it a few times and see if you agree.