Sinead O'Connor — Iconoclastic Recording Artist (And that's a good thing!)Irish multi-platinum selling artist, Sinead O’Connor has just released her ninth studio album entitled How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? Produced by long-term collaborator John Reynolds, it includes nine original songs that touch on love, loss, religion and hope, and one cover (John Grant’s “Queen of Denmark”). Sinead has been playing the new songs during a series of critically acclaimed live shows in the UK, and The Guardian writes “O’Connor sounds on form, focused and fervent again.” With a career spanning over 25 years and millions of albums sold worldwide, Sinead first rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album, The Lion And The Cobra and then received massive worldwide success with her follow up album, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.
Robin Mark — Christian Recording ArtistRobin Mark is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, worship leader, and recording artist based in Belfast. He has written several songs sung throughout the world but is best known for "Days of Elijah", "Revival", "All for Jesus", "The Wonder of The Cross", and "Not by Might". He has published 13 albums in total with sales of over 2 million world wide and has won the GMA's international award.
Dr. Gareth Higgins — Writer, Film Critic, Executive Director of The Wild Goose FestivalA graduate in sociology from Queen's University of Belfast (BA, PhD), Gareth is a writer involved in peace & justice, and art & spirituality (especially in cinema). He was a co-founder of the zero28 Project, a faith-based peace and justice initiative in Northern Ireland. He has written and spoken widely on religion and conflict, art & spirituality & film, with his work appearing in The Independent, The Irish Times, Sojourners, and Third Way Magazine, among others. He appears regularly on BBC Radio, and he and Jett Loe co-present a film review podcast called 'The Film Talk'.
Joining us today: Dr. Peter Rollins — Author, Philosopher, Theologian, Storyteller, Belfast Boy!Peter Rollins is a widely sought after writer, lecturer, storyteller and public speaker. He has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy, Political Theory and Post-Structural thought (PhD) and is currently a research associate with the Irish School of Ecumenics in Trinity College, Dublin. He's the author of How (Not) to Speak of God & The Orthodox Heretic and Other Impossible Tales and his most recent work is entitled Insurrection. Pete's mantra is about how to live a transformed life rather than a religious one and breaking free of the limiting, human confines mankind has placed on God.
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