The Leap of Faith

The Leap of Faith

Friday, 10pm

The Leap of Faith Friday 22 December 2017

On the Leap of Faith, this week (19th January) have you ever been inspired by the preacher at a religious service or do you seek out one that is renowned for their brevity? We explore the art, craft and skill of great preachers with the Reverend Canon Dr Maurice Elliott Director of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute and Orlaith Carmody, Media Consultant and Trainer.

The Leap Of Faith

The Leap Of Faith

On the Leap of Faith this week... U2's new album Songs of Experience went straight to the top of the U.S Billboard Chart and we're also coming to the end of a year when the band's first number one hit in the States, 30 years ago, went on tour once again - that's their masterpiece, the Joshua Tree album.  

On tonight's show, we ask the question... 'Is there a Christian influence on the music of U2?'  We've been talking with one man who's in search of some answers.  The Reverend Steve Stockman of the Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast is a fan and he's also written a book, 'Walk On - The Spiritual Journey of U2'.

About the Show

In a programme for people of all faiths and none, Michael talks with those whose life experiences cause them to call on their beliefs, as he seeks to discover what religion does for people - and occasionally to them.

With regular updates from across the world’s faiths and from those that hold them, this will be a thought-provoking 30 minutes of radio. Each week the programme will hear from people about how they access their ‘spiritual intelligence’ at different times in their lives.

Michael Comyn has worked in radio on and off for over 30 years, reading news at lunchtime on his local radio station in Louth while still at secondary school.  A short hiatus followed while he got a "proper" job working in communications training before he found himself back on RTÉ Radio in 1999 as the first voice on RTÉ lyric fm. He kept in touch with radio by occasionally filling in on Playback, Risin’ Time and Late Date, followed by a brief period presenting a talk show on commercial radio in Dublin.  

The programme is produced by Sheila O'Callaghan

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