Understanding ‘No Religion’ – New Video on Vakuum via Peter Jost

You can watch a video of my talk, The Apocalypse for Religion: Understanding People who identify as ‘No Religion’, which I gave last week at Wake, an annual boutique festival in Belfast curated by Peter Rollins. The video title is … Read more...

The Apocalypse for Religion – at Peter Rollins’ Wake Festival

Today I had the privilege of participating in Wake, an annual boutique festival in Belfast, which is curated by Peter Rollins. It’s always a treat to catch up on Pete’s latest work, and to meet the people who come … Read more...

Patrick Mitchel: Questions for the Churches from ‘Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland’

Sometimes you stumble upon something online that you really wish you had read a year ago.

That was the case for me when an internet search for something else turned up a post on Patrick Mitchel’s thoughtful ‘Faith in Ireland’ Read more...

Review of The Deconstructed Church in Church History by Randall Reed – ‘a masterful explanation of a potentially important movement’

The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity (Oxford University Press), my 2014 book co-authored with Gerardo Marti, has been reviewed in Church History (March 2017) by Dr Randall Reed, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University.

Gerardo … Read more...

Book Review: KS Moody’s Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity – A Must-Read

If you are interested in the Emerging Church Movement (ECM) and haven’t yet had a chance to read Katharine Sarah Moody’s Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity: Deconstruction, Materialism and Religious Practices (Ashgate, 2015), you should definitely add it to your … Read more...

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...

The Deconstructed Church at the American Academy of Religion – Report on Authors Meet Critics Session

deconstructed-cover.jpgI was delighted that my book, co-authored with Gerardo Marti, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity (Oxford, 2014) was selected for an Authors meet Critics panel at the conference of the American Academy of Religion, 19-22 November in San Antonio.Read more...

The Deconstructed Church: Reviewed in Ecclesial Practices by Ralph Kunz

DSC00307My 2014 book, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity, co-authored by Gerardo Marti, has been reviewed by Ralph Kunz of the University of Zurich in the academic journal Ecclesial Practices (2016, V3(1): 150-153).

You can read the full review on Read more...

Peter Rollins in Belfast Tomorrow: The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

peteBelfast’s Peter Rollins is back in his hometown and will speak tomorrow at 8-9.30 pm in Redeemer Central (101 Donegall Street) on ‘The Positive Power of Negative Thinking.’

I always look forward to Pete’s return visits from his base in … Read more...

The Deconstructed Church: Freestyle Christianity Podcast

DSC05229I recently spoke with David Capener for the Freestyle Christianity Podcast about the book I co-authored with Gerardo Marti, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity (Oxford, 2014).

You can listen to the podcast here.

Some of the areas we discussed

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

in the shelterI 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.’Read more...