The Absurdity of De-Institutionalised Religion: Peter Rollins’ Wake Festival

Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking about my research at philosopher-theologian Peter Rollins’ annual festival in Belfast. The theme this year is ‘Wake’ and most talks feature theological exploration, ranging from Rollins’ own work to that of other ‘radical’ Read more...

New Post on Slugger O’Toole: Launch of the 4 Corners Festival, Our Wounded & Wonderful City, 3-12 Feb

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about the launch of the 4 Corners Festival. This year’s Festival runs 3-12 Feb and the theme is ‘Our4cornerslogo Wounded and Wonderful City.’

The full programme can be accessed … Read more...

Launch of The Art of Listening – What will we hear at the 2016 Four Corners Festival? New Post on Slugger O’Toole

DSC03062You can read my report about the launch of the 2016 Four Corners Festival on the Slugger O’Toole blog. This year’s theme is ‘the art of listening.’… Read more...

4 Corners Festival – The Art of Listening 28 January- 7 February – Programme Announced

4-corners-landingThe fourth annual Four Corners Festival is set for 28 January – 7 February and once again the people of Belfast are invited to consider what boundaries they might cross through attending events at the festival and engaging with the … Read more...

Discovery Gospel Choir to Perform Juneteenth, 13 June in Belfast

juneteenthDiscovery Gospel Choir, a Dublin-based group featuring 35 members from nations across the world, in partnership with Christian Aid, will perform Juneteenth: 150 Years of Freedom – a concert to celebrate the ending of slavery in the United States, … Read more...

A Quick Journey Through the Psalms Begins Monday 8 June

moore and magillThe Monday nights in June at Sacred Heart Parish in North Belfast (Glenview Street) will be dedicated to deepening an appreciation of the 150 psalms with a special programme called ‘A Quick Journey Through the Psalms.’

Guest speakers include Rev … Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: Launch of Steve Stockman’s Poetry Books

stockmanThis week for his ecumenical tithing Fr Martin Magill returned to Fitzroy Presbyterian Church for the launch of two books of poetry by Rev Steve Stockman: Awkward Dancers & Audacious Dreamers and Reflections, Poems and Benedictions.

Fr Magill responded … Read more...

The 4 Corners Festival: Imagining Belfast Without Walls …

mallon & wilsonAt the launch of the 4 Corners Festival on Friday, Chris Wilson performed a new song written for the festival, ‘Imagine Belfast Without Walls,’ based on a poem by Rev Steve Stockman, one of the founders of the festival.… Read more...

Lord Mayor Launches 4 Corners Festival at Belfast City Hall: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

DSC06931 (Large)I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Lord Mayor Launches 4 Corners Festival at Belfast City Hall.’ Read more...

4 Corners Festival (29 January-8 February) Aims to Inspire Generosity and Imagination – Launch with Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon on 23 January at Belfast City Hall

4 corners logoLord Mayor Nichola Mallon will host the launch of the annual 4 Corners Festival on Friday 23 January at 11 am in the Mayor’s Parlour at Belfast City Hall. Now in its third year, the events of this year’s festival … Read more...