Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This Friday at 9pm a small group of us will do some "night fishing" in Temple Bar square. It was at night on a city street (New York 1984) where I first spoke to evangelists and understood that the purpose of Jesus' death was to personally take my sin and have it legally paid for by His own death. This encounter partly explains why I like to share at night. I am also aware of the fact that many go out at night looking for life (in the wrong places of course!) and it's good to be there with the Truth (a person). Of all things I am aware of I am most acutely aware of my utter inability to go out, share, worship, preach and publicly lift up Jesus' name (literally) without the help of the precious Holy Spirit. I am also aware of the need of prayer support and perhaps this is where you come in!
The photo is of me on Grafton Street a few weeks ago. I wore the hat when I spoke of Holy God judging sin and I took it off as I spoke of loving God wanting our fellowship. I explained how this paradox was reconciled at Calvary.

Friday, June 24, 2011


2 doors seem to be opening for Christian Radio for myself. The first is my second appearance on John Manning's God Talk show 4pm Sunday (3 weeks time) on Near FM in Dublin. John has had this slot for over 10 years and has developed a following of thousands. He spends much of the week taking calls and ministering to people who otherwise have little or no Christian contact. Being on a "secular" station excites me!
The other door opening is to do with the transformation of the Pilgrim Talk podcast (see link at side), which I do with David O'Rourke, into a regular Christian Radio show in Ireland and perhaps for export. There is a welcome increase in Irish produced Christian talk radio programmes and with UCB Ireland going on FM in September even more opportunities are opening up. 
The cynical people might see Radio work as a big fat ego trip. I don't. I see it as a very real work of faith because you do not see the listeners yet you broadcast the word of God believing someone somewhere will be or might be changed. Research in Ireland show how popular radio remains despite all the new technology. 
Ireland needs a saviour and His name is not EU nor ECB nor IMF nor USA but JESUS.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Yesterday we went out to Temple Bar in Dublin to witness and preach. Crowds were large and very cosmopolitan, as one expects here. Although we spent a good time lifting up the wonderful Name above all names we had a limited discussions with people. I did however have a chat with a very foul mouthed Lithuanian who had strong anti-biblical opinions. When his 3 mates came along I said to the friends "You should talk to your friend here... He doesn't realize that he was wonderfully created by God, he actually thinks he came from a monkey!" His friends burst out laughing at this and showed interest in the "Monkey tract" I was passing out. The original chap tried to intercept this and didn't want his friends to have anything to do with it...but God had better plans.
I can only pray that our good Lord uses this encounter to begin to bring conviction of sin to them all. Indeed I could see in the street for most if not all the afternoon that we were in great need for the fire of God to fall on the people. I'm not in any way against those who call for the Holy Spirit's fire in the churches but I find astonishingly few call for it on the streets. Will you join me in this cry to heaven?
The photo is of a current billboard for a new computer game but sadly it is also representative of the attitude of the church (...and mine sometimes!). We have swallowed the worlds' lie that we should "Do what we feel". How about doing what He feels.
On Friday week  we are from 9pm doing some nightime evangelism in Temple Bar. Contact me if you are free to join. Labourers wanted! Observers welcome and Intercessors (on or off street) greatly appreciated.