exploring the interplay between culture and the gospel
An experience that blew my mind
from start to finish.
— Rubicon Attendee
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What is Rubicon?

Rubicon is a conversation for those eager to explore how God’s intention is showing up in the lives of their peers and the cultural projects they create.

The gathering is intimate and intentional; a small environment designed to draw together innovators and the best ideas through which we can embody the Gospel in public life.*

Rubicon is a place for discussing and debating the interplay with culture and the Gospel. We want to create a place where the big questions can be debated and talked about. 

What are the big questions?

First, there are the big theological questions: Where do I come from, what is my purpose in life? Why does our world experience brokenness and injustice? And, how do we contribute to solving that? 

Second, culturally, people are asking: How do we get along with people of other faiths or no faith? What does it mean to be human? What is the proper role for a Christian in society — from media to art to entertainment to politics? How do we engage in a pluralistic setting, and be both faithful to how Christ called us to live, yet credible with our friends and neighbours?

Why such diverse speakers?

Our goal is to examine the current conversations happening in our world today.

We curate a range of speakers who reflect not only the diversity of the body of Christ across the Christian traditions and denominations and beyond, but also who draw from a wealth of rich expertise and experience across all walks of life.

The views expressed by speakers at Rubicon are those of the contributor(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Holy Trinity Rathmines or the United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough: Young Adults.

What Rubicon is not?

Rubicon isn’t focused on rewriting orthodox theology that has guided the church for centuries. We hold to the tenets of the Christian faith that date back to the Nicene Creed. Rubicon asks 'What does the practice of these central beliefs look like in Ireland today in a post-Christian society?'

*with thanks to the Q Conference for helping us define this gathering.