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The Meaning Crisis, Modernity, and the Christian Way: A Benburb Priory Conference

September 2, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Conference speakers include:

  • Writer, Paul Kingsnorth
  • Pastor and YouTuber, Paul Vander Klay
  • Deacon and TV Presenter, Fr. Calvin Robinson

Conference time: 1.30pm-8.00pm

There is also an optional gathering in the café afterwards.

“…And there’s no exit in any direction
‘Cept the one that you can’t see with your eyes.”

– Bob Dylan

Many of us today are living through what has been called a ‘crisis of meaning’. Catholic philosopher, Augusto Del Noce, named it the ‘Crisis of Modernity’.

At its heart are a series of paradoxes:

  • Despite being more affluent than ever, we feel a sense of spiritual impoverishment.
  • Despite being more connected than ever, communities are falling apart.
  • Despite having a surplus of information, we feel there is no truth or that we can’t get to it.

Is this right? Where might we be going wrong?

​Join us, as we ask and attempt to answer some of these difficult existential questions. This conference is hosted by Marcás (Of More Christ and Benburb Priory Podcasts) and features leading thinkers, seekers, and evangelists from across the world. Together, we will wrestle with some of life’s big questions.

It is our aim to help Christians, and others, look for signs of Hope and ultimate meaning. We wish to help navigate these crises, guided by the riches of our Judeo-Christian tradition, the world’s collective Wisdom, and the God who still lives.

Isaiah 43:19

19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

Food and drink are available from Stables Coffee Shop throughout the day. (Not included in the ticket price)

Opening: Refreshments and Orientation 1.30-2pm

Session One: PVK and Calvin


Panel Discussion (30 mins approx.)

Audience Q and A (10-20 mins)

Toilet break


Session Two: Paul K and Marcas


Panel Discussion (30 mins approx.)

Audience Q and A (10-20 mins)


Dinner Break 3.50-5pm


Session Three: Paul K and Calvin


Panel Discussion (30 mins approx.)

Audience Q and A (10-20 mins)

Toilet break


Session Four: PVK and Paul K


Panel Discussion (30 mins approx.)

Audience Q and A (10-20 mins)
Tea break and/or time outside 6.50-7.10pm


Session Five: PVK, Paul K, and Calvin


Panel Discussion (30 mins approx.)

Audience Q and A (10-20 mins)



A gathering in the café for conversation, music, and drinks.

We look forward to welcoming you to Benburb Priory.


September 2, 2022
1:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Benburb Priory


Benburb Priory
10 Main Street
Benburb, Northern Ireland BT71 7JZ United Kingdom
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