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Facts from Acts
A template for dealing with differences
The old joke about getting ‘the split’ over at the first meeting of a new political party rings a bit hollow in Christian circles. Divisions, supposedly on matters of principle but often about personality, are all too frequent in churches and fellowships, large and small. Warren Nelson finds spiritual wisdom from the book of Acts.
Caring for Creation
The earth is the Lord's
Looking after the environment should be an integral part of faith, writes Jonathan Hanson, for one simple reason: it's God's, not ours.
“The earth is the Lord's and everything in it.” The opening words of Psalm 24 remind us that everything is God's. Black holes, blue whales, Bentleys, beetles, bacteria – all of them are His. If this is the case then how we view and treat creation should not be founded primarily on economic incentives, cultural attitudes or even plain old tradition but on a careful consideration of how God views and treats it.
Overwhelmed with Joy
A precious life
At 10.35 am on Thursday 18 October 2012, Joy Ann was born. Weighing a tiny 1lb 6.5oz she was whisked into intensive care. The weeks that followed proved an emotional roller coaster for Joy’s parents Daithi and Maria Mac An Bhiocaire from Cork. Here they share their story with VOX editor Ruth Garvey-Williams.
Up Murmod Hill
Reclaiming St Patrick's Day
It’s St Patrick’s Day. Early morning mist wreaths the hillside and pools in the valley below. Suddenly a crowd of people emerges. Young and old, bundled in coats and scarfs against the dawn chill, they are walking determinedly towards to top of Murmod Hill in Virginia, Co Cavan.
Sowing seeds of revolution
Speaking at the Prodigy Conference for young adults in Derry on Saturday 2 Marhc, Jamie Corcoran from Lighthouse church in Navan gave a passionate challenge for people to join God's work and to dream big dreams. VOX magazine was live at the conference. Editor Ruth Garvey-Williams brings you a summary of Jamie's message:
Pointless grief or productive growth
Suffering presents us with a problem
Speaking at the Living Faith conference in Dublin, Bishop Ken Good explored some of the critical questions around the issue of suffering. Here VOX magazine bring syou a summary of his message:
A real eye-opener
After just a week on the job as the new Chief Executive of Tearfund Ireland, Sharan Kelly flew to Malawi to see for herself the work of Tearfund partners on the ground. Here, she shares the experience of her first overseas trip with Tearfund:
The ministry of the Holy Spirit
Priscilla Reid and Lucy Hill brought a powerful challenge about the work of the Holy Spirit in Ireland during the Communitas Ireland conference in Belfast. Here VOX magazine's editor Ruth Garvey-Williams brings you a summary of what they had to say.