The Life and Legacy of Billy Graham – In Conversation on Radio Ulster

Following the death of American evangelist Billy Graham last week, I took part in a conversation about his life and legacy on Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence. You can listen to it here as the first item on the BBC’s Everyday … Read more...

Peter Steinfels on the Media and the Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal: Conference on The Church in a Pluralist Society

loyola tcdThis week the Loyola Institute in Trinity College Dublin is hosting an international interdisciplinary conference on ‘The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society: Good Riddance or Good Influence?’

The speakers include Terry Eagleton, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Hans Joas, William … Read more...

Crawford Gribben on the Rebirth of American Evangelicalism

gribbenCrawford Gribben, Professor of History at Queen’s University Belfast, has written a compelling review of recent scholarship on American evangelicalism for The American Interest. Surveying the most important research of the last several years, Gribben shows how there has been … Read more...

Senator George Mitchell Recommends Integrated Education – Queen’s Conflict Transformation Spring Festival: New post on Slugger O’Toole

MitchellI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Senator George Mitchell Recommends Integrated Education at Queen’s Conflict Transformation Spring Festival.Read more...

Evangelicalism and Conflict in Northern Ireland – Available at a Discount

evangelicalism&conflictI 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 … Read more...

After Secularism: Rethinking Religion in Global Politics by Erin Wilson; Wilson to Speak at Belfast Conference, 3-5 September 2014

aftersecularismIn September (3rd-5th), Belfast will host the bi-annual meeting of the European Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Research Network, the theme of which is ‘Religion in the Public Domain.’

Among the keynote speakers is Dr Read more...

New Post on Slugger O’Toole: The Second Coming of Paisley by Richard Lawrence Jordan: Book Review

paisleyI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of The Second Coming of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism and Ulster Politics, by Richard Lawrence Jordan.… Read more...

Crawford Gribben on Ireland, America and the End of the World – ISASR Conference at UCD

homer‘Apocalyptic beliefs are one of this island’s most successful exports.’

That was one of the closing lines of a keynote address given by Prof Crawford Gribben of the School of History and Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast, at the Irish Read more...

Jay Bakker – Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Book Review and Interview in Belfast Tues 23 April

bakkerfaithdoubtWhat is God like? Is doubt harmful to faith? Who do Christians marginalise? Those are just some of the questions explored in a new book by Jay Bakker, Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown GodRead more...

Michael McRay – Letters from Apartheid Street: Interview and Book Reading, Tues 26 March

Blessed-are-the-Peacemakers-Flyer.jpg_thumbMichael McRay will discuss and read excerpts from his book, Letters from Apartheid Street: A Christian Peacemaker in Occupied Palestine, at 7 pm on Tuesday 26 March at St Oliver Plunkett in Lenadoon, Belfast. The event is titled, ‘Blessed are … Read more...