Author Archives: Gerry Lynch

Tides Also Come In

TIDES ALSO COME IN (A response to Arnold. And to Cupitt.) A stormy sea today. Grey rock pools catch a leaden sky In Lowry hues; not very far away Bangor’s a shade; the hills of Ireland peer, Like dragons’ silhouettes … Continue reading

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God in the West: the New Atheism and Its Discontents

My Address to the Bournemouth William Temple Association, 5th December 2016      Thank you for inviting me to speak at a meeting of the William Temple Association. Temple has long been a man I have admired. Indeed, he is … Continue reading

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The Pope is Still a Catholic

Cross-posted at Slugger O’Toole… Lefty atheists from North London to Northern California are in outrage today at the latest shock revelations that Pope Francis is, in fact, a Catholic. “The pope played us for fools, trying to have it both … Continue reading

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To A Young Fisherman

TO A YOUNG FISHERMAN Fairer still than a rose, your cheeks aglowing, Your feet more graceful than a tulip’s stem And in your eyes there sparkled like a gem, For friendship, such an infinite deep longing. Behind us was the … Continue reading

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“A Battle A Day” Is Creating A Political Wasteland

This blog was originally posted on Slugger O’Toole… “It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo”. Recognise the quote? It came from Gerry Adams’ speech … Continue reading

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On Charlie Kennedy

Originally posted at Slugger O’Toole… There’s lots of talk about Charlie Kennedy’s talents and his ‘flaws’, often a euphemistic way of talking about his alcoholism. Alistair Campbell has blogged movingly and directly about their shared illness. It was never exactly … Continue reading

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Sermon Preached at St James’ Church Alderholt on Sunday 3 May 2015 (Easter 5)

Readings – John 15:1-8; Acts 8:26-40. Pruning doesn’t seem like a very pleasant process for whomever is being pruned. It carries connotations of being taken down to size, perhaps of having one’s wings clipped. Christ says in today’s Gospel that … Continue reading

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