A Meal With Jesus

A Meal With Jesus

It has been said that when you read Luke’s gospel that Jesus is either going to a meal, at a meal or coming from a meal. Meals dominate Luke’s Gospel. Why? Because meals help us understand what Jesus is all about – welcome, community, grace, mission and friendship. Maybe most strikingly Jesus’s meals reveal who […]

8th Amendment

Post Referendum Thoughts

I’m sure I’m not alone in finding the last few months, living in Dublin, incredibly difficult. Faced with a barrage of divisiveness, negativity, name-calling and put-downs. As Steve said in his recent blog, “It really saddens me that we so quickly distance ourselves from those who take a view divergent to our own, as if our […]

Investing in the City

Investing in the City

The vision of Christ City Church is ‘to make a positive difference spiritually, culturally and socially to the city of Dublin’. To spell that out… Spiritually – we want to see people come to know Jesus as Lord, Saviour & treasure Culturally – we want to do all we can to make Dublin a city […]

Seminar – Going Deeper: Exodus

Seminar – Going Deeper: Exodus – 27 May

In scripture, the term “covenant” is a vitally important one.  It refers to the ways in which God relates to his people; his promises, commands, gifts, and grace towards them. However, the idea of covenant has elicited quite a few differing positions among theologians over the years.  For example, how many covenants has God made […]

Faith & Work

Seminar – Faith & Work (May 20th)

One of the greatest failures of the church is to create a divide between the sacred and secular; that is to mark off certain activities as sacred (prayer, bible-reading, mass attendance etc) and certain activities as secular (work, sport, music, sex, money etc). This then creates a second and equally devastating failure that also plagues […]

CCC Marriage Preparation/Enrichment Course

CCC Marriage Preparation/Enrichment Course

The Bible starts and ends with a marriage – Genesis 2 tells us about the marriage of Adam and Eve; Revelation 21 tells us about the marriage of Jesus with his bride, the church. Paul in Ephesians 5 helps us join up these two passages when he says: ‘For this reason a man will leave […]

Yvonne, Amy and Chloe

LIVE from Zambia 2018

Part 3 by Yvonne – 23rd April Right now I am sitting in a Boeing 737-800 somewhere over Tanzania or Kenya, on my way back to Addis Ababa. I finally found some time to write my part of the blog to tell you more about our last days. Tuesday: I woke up on Tuesday morning […]

Seminar - 8th Amendment

What you need to know: The 8th Amendment and the Referendum

Since the last blog and the most recent seminar we held about the 8th Amendment, the situation has progressed significantly. Perhaps most significantly, a referendum has been confirmed for 25th May 2018 which will ask voters a black and white choice – “do you want to keep the 8 th Amendment or do you want […]

Internship

3 Reasons to do the CCC Internship

Why should someone do the internship at Christ City Church? Well, why not? The Internship offers many wonderful opportunities to get stuck into serving the church more intimately. That might sound strange, but it means being involved in the details and (often) unseen tasks that are put into practice on Sundays and during the week. Not […]

Exodus

Exodus: God Is Here

The book of Exodus is a very famous, exciting and dramatic book. Why? Well there is Moses and the burning bush, there is Pharaoh and the ten plagues, there is the escape from Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea, there is manna from heaven and a pillar of fire in the sky, there […]