Gordon Linney

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“Jesus confronts the myth of scarcity which holds that there is not enough to go around so the rich stay rich, the poor stay poor.” Photograph: Getty Images

Donald Trump recently resumed his rallies with lots of excited supporters in attendance. But who is in charge: the former president, or the cheering c(...)

“It is no exaggeration to say that Gay Byrne was a prophet in the truest sense of that word, and a Christian prophet at that, given his own deep personal faith.”   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A few weeks ago RTÉ took us down memory lane with an excellent programme about the late Gay Byrne, a national treasure who for several decades enterta(...)

Shakespeare recognises the potential power of even the smallest act of kindness or decency: “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” Getty Images

‘New and Improved” is a phrase often used in the advertising world by businesses wanting to promote a particular product. One commentator said that sh(...)

Felix Mendelssohn: “If you ask me what I had in mind when I wrote it, I would say: just the song as it is.”

Songs without Words is a collection of songs written by Felix Mendelssohn for solo piano between 1829 and 1845. It sounds like a contradiction in term(...)

 “The marketplace is an important part of every economy but when it is driven by greed then it must be called to account.” Photograph:  James Gill/Getty Images

When the millionaire owners of some of Europe’s leading football clubs decided to form a super league to make more money, they unleashed a furious rea(...)

Practical Christianity insists that we value others, especially those with whom we have differences. Photograph: Getty Images

When Éamon de Valera died in 1975 a service of commemoration was held in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. The sermon was preached by the then-Archbisho(...)

Iraqi Christians    in Erbil  getting ready to welcome Pope Francis on his visit in  March. The number of Christians in Iraq has plummeted over the last two decades from 1.4 million to about 250,000, less than 1 per cent of the country’s population.  It takes extraordinary courage to be a Christian in such circumstances but courage has been a feature of the church’s life from the beginning.  Photograph: Fariq Faraj Mahmood/Getty Images

When people in the West hear mention of Iraq they probably think of trouble, an understandable reaction given its recent sad history. The recent visit(...)

“The followers of Jesus were all over the place that first Easter morning, confused, uncertain, astonished, disbelieving, but that gives authenticity to what would follow.” Photograph: Getty Images

This Joyful Eastertide, an Easter Carol much loved by church musicians is, perhaps, less well known to people iThinking Anew – Not an end but a joyful(...)

The commandment “to keep holy the sabbath day” emphasises a duty of care. Photograph: Getty Images

Tomorrow could be a trip down memory lane for those of us who in now distant far-off school years, were taught by rote, memorising poems and maths tab(...)

 A mural of the late Sir Tom Moore, by artist Robert Newbiggin, adorns a wall in Southport, England. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

‘Old age hath yet his honour and his toil; Death closes all: but something ere the end, some work of noble note, may yet be done . . .” These lines fr(...)

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