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Review of Padraig O Tuama’s ‘In the Shelter’: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Nourishing Reading for the Season: Pádraig Ó Tuama’s ‘In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World.’

SSSR’s Distinguished Book Award for The Deconstructed Church

I’m pleased to share that my latest book, co-authored with Gerardo Marti, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity (Oxford, 2014) has been awarded the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion’s 2015 Distinguished Book Award. The announcement was made at the SSSR Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, California, 23-25 October. Founded in 1949, SSSR fosters interdisciplinary dialogue […]

Review of Religion in Times of Crisis in Numen, by Chaminda Weerawardhana

A book I co-edited with Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot, Religion in Times of Crisis (Brill 2014), has been reviewed in Numen (Vol 62, pp. 484-486, 2015) by Chaminda Weerawardhana from Queen’s University Belfast. Weerawardhana also spoke at the launch of the book at the European Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Research Network’s bi-annual meeting in Belfast in […]

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.

Christian Century Review of ‘The Deconstructed Church’ by William Willimon

The latest issue of Christian Century (December 24, 2014, V131, N26) features a review of my new book, co-authored with Gerardo Marti, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity (Oxford, 2014). The review is written by William H. Willimon, the highly respected professor of the practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School. Many will know […]

Evangelicalism and Conflict in Northern Ireland – Available at a Discount

I recently learned that there were a couple spare copies of my 2008 book, Evangelicalism and Conflict in Northern Ireland (Palgrave 2008), resting idle at the Irish School of Ecumenics at the Trinity College campus in Dublin, left over from the Dublin book launch way back in 2009. It’s a hardback academic book and sells […]

What Can Northern Irish Evangelicalism Learn from the Emerging Church Movement? Discussion at Fitzroy Presbyterian

Last week I took part in a question and discussion session at Fitzroy Presbyterian church with Rev Steve Stockman, as well as with some very insightful congregants and visitors. Alan in Belfast recorded the discussion, which you can listen to here. He also has reviewed the new book on which many of my comments were […]