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.

An Upper Room

In Irish households there is a long tradition of the ‘good room’, usually a sitting room with all the trappings and trimmings of a family’s history and memories. It was a room that was reserved

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Watch and Pray

While Jesus was struggling in the Garden of Gethsemane, his disciples, though physically present, were not with him in spirit. We are all familiar with the concept of being lonely, even within a group of

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The Piercing Sword

Mothers and motherhood are rightly celebrated with a special day, a day set apart to acknowledge all that is noble, good and noteworthy (to paraphrase Philippians 4:8-9). Of course mothers deserve much more than one

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Sun, Moon and Stars

As the ancients gazed at the heavens, theirs was a linear mindset. The great lights that shone from the sky above were merited according to their size and obvious presentation. The stars were a mystery,

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‘Cast not a clout….!’

As the days lengthen and the sun breaks through wintry skies, and sea mists rise with the warming temperatures, it can be tempting to break out the summer wardrobe, to cast off the winter coats

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