REV. BADEN STANLEY

REV. BADEN STANLEY

Each week we hope to post a blog on a Monday or Tuesday. These blogs will hopefully stimulate thought, discussion and even debate around key topics that are affecting our society at this time of great change and challenge.

Going Deeper

One of the greatest thrills of my life has been the opportunity (twice) to snorkel above the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. Even with the emerging evidence of bleaching of the coral

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Courage Dear Heart

As community transmissions of Covid-19 increase it can feel really unsettling and frightening. That the virus is invisible and even asymptomatic until its effects become all too real for those who contract it, causes further

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David and Greta Stanley! A Parody

‘We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand’                                                                 Matthias Claudius (1798) ‘A good garden is a tribute to what

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Lessons Learned?

I suspect that, over the next couple of days, we are going to hear an awful lot about ‘shock-tactics’, ‘poor communication’ and even the return of the dreaded ‘c’ word – ‘confusion’. The late-scheduled NPHET

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Hope

Hope: Such a simple yet powerfully evocative word, full of promise, full of potential, pregnant with possibilities – and at times, way beyond our reach. I heard recently that someone has limited their intake of

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The Voice: Part 7

Mary smiled as she watched the children settle down on the hilltop where she and Jesus had parted all those months before. In recent weeks the children had learned that she was the mother of

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See the Person, not the Meme

Some of you reading this blog may struggle to understand much of its content; if so please refer any questions to a teenager!! As most of you are aware, I am something of a techno-dinosaur,

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Lean on Me!

Yesterday’s Leaving Cert. results has drawn to a conclusion (for most at least) , one of the strangest and most challenging exam years ever. I say ‘one of the most challenging’ because many of us

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Laethanta Saoire (Holidays)

I am a huge fan of the Vicar of Dibley, we as a family have enjoyed belly-aching laughs at the antics of the slightly (ir)Reverend Geraldine Grainger as she struggles to adapt to and support

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