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?’

Image: Detail of the two-light stained glass window W27 in the north wall of the chancel (second from … Read more...

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’.

While the headline focuses on the Catholic Church, it also includes discussion of women’s roles in other denominations.… Read more...

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).

I recently stumbled across a review of the book by Brutus Green in Read more...

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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Listening on the Twelfth: My Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster

For the day that’s in it, my Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster reflects on listening.

You can listen here, or read the text below.

Listening on the Twelfth

My first summer in Northern Ireland, I lived … Read more...

Our Mary: My Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster

I’ve long been fascinated by the  story of Mary Peters, Northern Ireland’s 1972 Olympic gold medalist. My ‘Thought for the Day’ on BBC Radio Ulster reflects on her remarkable athletics journey, through the Troubles and beyond.

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Religion Media Centre Conversation on Post-Brexit Religious and Political Divide

Earlier this month I took part in a conversation organized by the Religion Media Centre on Northern Ireland’s Post-Brexit Religious and Political Divide.

Moderated by broadcaster William Crawley, the panel included:

  • Dr Eamon Phoenix – political historian and head of
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Publication of Glencree Journal on Dealing with the Legacy of Conflict …

A journal on ‘Dealing with the Legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland through Engagement and Dialogue’ has been published by the Glencree Centre in conjunction with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway and Ulster University.

Nicola Brady … Read more...

‘Well worth engaging with’: Familia Review of ‘Considering Grace’

I have just become aware of a review of my book, co-authored with Jamie Yohanis, Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles, in Familia, Ulster Genealogical Review, a publication of the Ulster Historical Foundation.

David Steers’s review begins with the wonderfully … Read more...