Sandyknowes Blog

Living beside the busiest roundabout in Northern Ireland gives plenty of opportunity for watching the world go by. Sandyknowes Blog is the personal blog of Niall Lockhart (minister of Ballyhenry). Pull in and have a read…

Guest Article by Marlene Ferguson (Wycliffe Bible Translators)

Imagine that this year you hear the Easter story and truly understand it for the first time...

On Thursday 22nd January the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and Union Theological College held a conference entitled 'Living and Dying Well'.

The aim of the conference was to bring together a number of leading thinkers in the UK  to address the sensitive ethical, pastoral and legal issues surrounding attempts to legislate in favour of assisted suicide.

The speakers included:

I don’t always get the chance to do this but I wanted to post a few extra thoughts, and pointers to further resources, that link in to this Sunday’s talk which is scheduled to be on Daniel 9 vs 1-19.

Today Neighbours is celebrating its 30th birthday.

I’m of an age where I associate Neighbours with the likes of Scott and Charlene, Des and Daphne, Jane, Mike and Mrs Mangle. It all seems like quite a while ago .

The whole idea of ‘Neighbours’ isn’t a new idea. As far back as the Old Testament book of Leviticus the Bible talks about neighbours. In chapter 19 verse 18 of that book we read: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’  

In August 2013 Ramez and Rebecca Atallah visited Ballyhenry. Ramez serves as general director of the Bible Society in Egypt and vice chair of the Lausanne Movement. In February of this year media outlets around the world carried the gruesome story of the execution of 21 Egyptian migrant workers in Libya. Their captors described them as 'People of the Cross'.