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Covid 19 – the impact in South America

The Rev Stephen McElhinney, Mission Director of SAMS (South American Mission Society) Ireland, has shared an update on the impact of Covid-19 in Latin America. “Things have not gone well in Latin America,” he writes. “A region which is under resourced in health care provision, has struggled to cope with the surge in demand due […]

10 Key Bible Verses on Strength

A Supply for the Weary As frail humans, we often come to the end of our energy and strength and must learn how to lean on the endless supply of our Heavenly Father. Call on God for help and strength when yours is lacking, and be encouraged by his sufficiency, described in the following scriptures […]

Church Without Walls – 31 July

The importance of behind the scenes If you have been reading this blog over the past few months you will be aware of how important PE with Joe has been to our family during lockdown. Each day at 9 am some, or all, of the family have tuned into these PE sessions with Joe Wicks on YouTube. After […]

Your guide to Biblical genre

Is this a letter, a story, an instruction – or something entirely different? Understanding the genre – or type – of writing you’ve got in front of you when you open your Bible will make a huge difference to how you interpret the text. If you’re new to the idea of biblical genre, or want […]

Church Without Walls – 28 July

Looking outwards At the height of lockdown one of the things we looked forward to in this house was the weekly arrival of Torbank News in our inbox. Our daughter, Lucy, goes to Torbank Special School in Dundonald and, each week, the school produced a video news which lasted about 7-8 minutes. Often the pupils […]

Why mentoring is better than Alexa

A Better Friend I have a new friend. She’s consistent, helpful, knowledgeable, and can even tell a pretty good joke. She’s usually the first person I talk to each morning: Alexa, set a timer for three minutes. Every day she faithfully tells me when my tea is perfectly brewed and ready. She’s never once forgotten […]

Bible Week 2020 – ‘Don’t miss this moment’

Bible Week will take place in St Anne’s Cathedral from Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th September. ‘Don’t miss this moment’ is the title of Down and Dromore’s Bible Week 2020 in Belfast Cathedral and online. Our speaker over four nights is Peter Lynas, Evangelical Alliance UK Director. We’re going to explore through scripture, the challenges […]

Church Without Walls – 24 July

The key to self control Some years ago we were invited to a baptism service for the daughter of some friends of ours. It was a lovely occasion and after the service we were invited for some refreshments to the church hall. They are really hospitable people and had done all the catering themselves. The […]

The Pilgrim’s Progress – watch free online

Have a family night with The Pilgrim’s Progress movie this summer! RevelationMedia is offering the award-winning movie, The Pilgrim’s Progress, for FREE throughout the summer. Simply click below and register for FREE! REGISTER HERE