exploring the interplay between culture and the gospel

What is Rubicon?

Rubicon is 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 will be 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. Rubicon was founded by Greg Fromholz and Rev. Rob Jones as a Holy Trinity, Rathmines initiative.

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 solve that? 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 don’t have a litmus test on a person’s lifestyle in order to appreciate their expertise in the way of contributing to the conversation and educating us.

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 is asking 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.