News from May 2008

Inspirational

Sometimes here we encounter the very best of humanity together with the very worst…

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Mpkenandjudith Posted by Ken & Judith Finch on Mon, 02 Jun 2008 | Visit Ken and Judith Finch's blog

Disconnected from the pain of the world

I was reading an interview with Rob Bell in Relevant magazine that made me think…

He’s pretty dismissive of blogging and says, “You have to be so totally disconnected from the pain of the world to think that blogging is somehow a redemptive use of your time.”

It raises a whole host of really interesting and important questions: is he right?; why do we have blogs on the CMS Ireland site?; does blogging waste time that could helpfully be used doing other, more constructive, more redemptive things?; how much of what we do in life…in any field…is about redemption, restoration and transformation?

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Spike Posted by Colin Corbridge on Mon, 02 Jun 2008 | Visit Spike Corbridge's blog

Running

What about a marathon ?

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Mpkenandjudith Posted by Ken & Judith Finch on Fri, 30 May 2008 | Visit Ken and Judith Finch's blog

Ugandan Hospitality

Recently we had a great evening with a friend from our church…

As we chatted we realised why he had so many young children at his house. AIDS has claimed many lives in Uganda and Samuel’s family is no exception. Some of his children have died leaving the grandchildren for Samuel and his wife to look after.

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Mpkenandjudith Posted by Ken & Judith Finch on Sun, 25 May 2008 | Visit Ken and Judith Finch's blog

The Body of Christ is not one limb...

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‘The Body of Christ is not one limb’, claimed 3-Rock Youth’s Greg Fromholz recently, while talking with CMS Ireland’s Regional Mission Partner for Europe, James Price.

Greg and James were discussing this summer’s Urban Soul initiative – which will see hundreds of Christian young people descend on the streets of Dublin from 1st-4th July.

If you want to hear a bit more of their conversation then click to listen in…

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Thu, 22 May 2008 | 1 comments

Fruit

Like life following Jesus in any country in any time, it’s not always easy and it’s not always obedience. When it is, the fruit-bearing isn’t always as clear or apparent as we might like it. But sometimes it is.

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Mehls Posted by Jason and Louise Mehl on Thu, 22 May 2008 | 2 comments | Visit Jason and Louise Mehl's blog

Rory the Baptiser

Like many things I seem to end up doing, assisting in a baptism is somewhat stretching the ‘any other reasonable tasks’ part of my job description as a Medical Superintendent….but what a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Sun, 18 May 2008 | 0 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog

Kenya Calling...

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Two of CMS Ireland’s longest serving Mission Partners, Ronnie and Maggie Briggs, are preparing to return to Kajiado Diocese, Kenya at the end of May 2008.

Earlier this year Neil Brittain interviewed Ronnie to try and work out why he and Maggie were once again uprooting their lives to follow God’s call.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Wed, 14 May 2008

Mid-Africa Focus Night

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A chance to get together, engage with what God is doing and be inspired to play your part in God’s mission at home and across the Mid-Africa region. Happening 2 weeks today!

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Niall2 Posted by Niall Manogue on Wed, 14 May 2008 | Visit Niall Manogue's blog

Member's Gathering Looks to the Future...

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“The more I learn about mission, the more I realise that it’s not what we do to people that’s important, it’s what God does to us,” said Rev. Prof Rab Mollan at the recent CMS Ireland AGM in Dublin.

During his annual address as President of the Society Rev. Prof Mollan talked about his growing conviction that mission was often about “witness and evangelism in the rough and tumble of life,” and that his prayer was for CMS Ireland members to hold, “God’s kingdom in their sights and His mission in their hearts.”

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Tue, 06 May 2008