Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: De-Cluttering at Glengormley Presbyterian

This week for his ecumenical tithing Fr Martin Magill visited Glengormley Presbyterian Church, where Gwen Montgomery from “Sorted by Gwen” spoke about the practical and spiritual effects of clutter and de-cluttering. It sounds like an immensely helpful evening which left people with plenty to think about — with the potential to build the resolve to declutter […]

Christian Environmentalist Jonny Hanson to Speak at Ecumenical Pentecost Service in Belfast, 24 May

Christian environmentalist Jonny Hanson will speak at an ecumenical Pentecost service at Sacred Heart Church in Belfast at 7 pm on Sunday 24 May. The publicity for the service describes it this way: The biblical story gives us a vision of God’s people caring for God’s world, our home. The power of Pentecost gives us […]

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: ICPP at Fitzroy Presbyterian

This week for his ecumenical tithing, Fr Martin Magill returned to Fitzroy Presbyterian in South Belfast for an evening with Peter McDowell of the Irish Churches Peace Project. The evening included some reflection around Joseph Liechty and Cecelia Clegg’s ‘Pyramid of Sectarianism,’ and asked people to consider how they might themselves be sectarian. Fr Martin Magill’s […]

Religion in Scotland Conference in Belfast, 28-29 May

The Scottish Religious Cultures Network will host a conference in Belfast on ‘Religion in Scotland: At Home and Abroad,’ 28-29 May at Queen’s University. The conference features a range of keynote addresses and panels by academics from a variety of fields. Unlike many academic conferences, it is free and open to the public. Locals may […]

Same-Sex Marriage Referendum in the Republic: Review of ‘Who Owns Marriage?’ – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a book about the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming same-sex marriage referendum, Who Owns Marriage? A Conversation about Religion, Government, Marriage and a Civil Society, edited by Nick Park.

What is the Emerging Church? Association of Catholics in Ireland: Video & Conversation in Belfast 23 May

The Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) is hosting an event, ‘What is the Emerging Church?’ on Saturday 23 May, 10.30 am-2.00 pm, at Shalom House, 12 Cliftonville Road, Belfast (BT14 6JX). As many readers of this blog know, I’ve co-authored (with American sociologist Gerardo Marti) an academic book on the Emerging Church Movement (ECM), […]

The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity – Seminar 14 May at Queen’s

I will be giving a seminar on my latest book, co-authored with Gerardo Marti, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity, in the Religious Studies Research Forum at Queen’s on Thursday 14 May at 4.15 pm in the Newark Room. The seminar will introduce the main findings and arguments of the book, explaining what Emerging Christianity […]