The Challenge of Climate Change: My Thought for the Day on Radio Ulster

My Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster reflects on the challenge of climate change, in light of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is taking place in Glasgow for the next two weeks.

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My review of Crawford Gribben’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland’, on Slugger

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, my review of Crawford Gribben’s excellent new book,¬†The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland¬†(Oxford, 2021).Read more...

New Post on Slugger – The Service of Reflection & Hope: An opportunity for the Church Leaders?

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘The Service of Reflection & Hope: An Opportunity for the Church Leaders?’

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RTE Brainstorm post on Women in Ministry in Ireland

I have a new post on RTE Brainstorm on women in ministry in Ireland, ‘How Women feel Undervalued by the Catholic Church’.

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A Review of ‘Evangelical Journeys’ – A Decade On

It has been more than a decade since Claire Mitchell and I published Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture (UCD Press, 2011).

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U.S. Grant – Thranness isn’t always a bad thing, you know: My Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster

In July 1885, former American president and Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant was dying – and writing his memoirs. My Thought for the Day reflects on the final days of his life.

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