Previous Gatherings

The most recent ‘Gathering’ was on Thursday 12th May 2022 at 7.30pm

with Rev Dr Livingstone Thompson

HOW WELCOMING ARE WE?


“In a society that is increasingly diverse, I cringe at a lack of diversity in Irish institutions including the churches.” Livingstone asked – “Are we ready to live the inclusion and diversity that we espouse?”

The video of this event will be published shortly, please email beingpresbyterian@gmail.com for notification when it is available.

Rev Dr MArk Achtemeier

Lessons from the Journey (March 2022)

Rev Dr Mark Achtemeier, a self-described conservative evangelical Presbyterian who had for many years actively defended the “traditional” teaching on marriage within his own denomination, subsequently made a long and courageous journey to a new conviction: that
“the church’s condemnation of same-gender relationships is a tragic and destructive misinterpretation of the Bible’s message.” Mark is the author of The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage:  An Evangelical’s Change of Heart (Westminster John Knox, 2014).  


Prof. Kathleen O’Connor

Texts for our Times: stories of disaster & survival in Genesis (November 2021)

Professor O’Connor explored the well-known stories of Noah, the city of Sodom, and the journey of Joseph, sharing fresh insights and an engaged, enriching way to read the biblical text: she helped us to see that these are indeed, texts for our times.

‘Borders & Belonging’ Gathering (September 2021)

Amid the poorly told, blunt stories in our world today that divide, polarise and reinforce stereotypes, Pádraig Ó Tuama invited us to explore the lively human drama found in the book of Ruth, as it reveals how we might respond more creatively to pressing current issues about borders and belonging.

2020 Space for Grace – The Very Revd. Dr John Chalmers & Very Revd Dr Susan Brown

2020 Lecture – Professor Ian Hazlett

2019 Being an Open Church – Rev. Dr Sam Wells

Listen to Dr Sam Wells