Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Snow gives way to sunshine in Kilkenny

Saint John’s Church, Kilkenny, in the morning sunshine (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2013)

Patrick Comerford

Yesterday’s snow has melted away, and Kilkenny is a bright, sunny city this morning, with clear blue skies.

The closing day of the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Clergy Conference began today with the Eucharist, celebrated in Saint John’s Church by the conference speaker, the Revd Bruce Pierce.

We plan to return to Kilkenny for next year’s conference (3 to 5 February 2014), when the conference speaker is the American theologian and Biblical scholar, Marcus Borg.

Marcus Borg is Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and Fellow of the Jesus Seminar. He held the Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007.

He is the author of more than 20 books, the latest of which is Evolution of the Word (2012), a chronological New Testament.

After the conference, Professor Borg will give a public lecture in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 6 February 2014.

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