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1689 – Siege of Derry begins.

The Siege of Derry begins and would continue until 28 July. This famous siege where the Protestant population withstood a siege from the Catholic forces of King James II is celebrated every August with the Apprentice Boys Parade. 33 more words

Irish History

What sort of 'friend of Christianity' is this?

BBC viewers will recognise Diarmaid MacCulloch’s name even if, like me, they have trouble spelling it.

The Oxford University Professor of Church History has a new three-part series on… 662 more words


Friday thought #32 The Belfast Troubles

My family originally hails from Northern Ireland, but having never lived there myself I have always been interested in ‘The Troubles’ and what it was like to live through it. 709 more words


A gentle look at Presbyterianism

This is too good not to share.

A reader on Darryl Hart’s Old Life gives us the essence of Presbyterianism:

A Pentecostal, a Baptist, and a Presbyterian are in a diner kind of tensely discussing some joint charitable venture in their town. 109 more words


Towards a Catholic North America in 2062?

By Anne Goujon, Research Scholar, IIASA World Population Program

Today, Catholics are one of the fastest-growing religious affiliations in North America, because of migration and higher fertility levels—for example, the fertility of Catholic women in the USA is 12% higher than that of the Protestants. 622 more words


America Still Celebrates Its Work Ethic

Ever since their nation’s founding days, Americans have valued hard work. The county’s founding fathers advertised to potential immigrants that all industrious people would be welcomed. 345 more words

Rock And Roll

Thoughts on Easter -- part 6

My past few posts have explored what the Revd James A Fowler of Christ In You Ministries calls Resurrection theology. I first borrowed his sermons in 2012. 532 more words