He lectures in theology at Irish Bible Institute. But a better way of putting this is that he has the enormous privilege of learning and growing with Christians from all over Ireland in what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today.
Some particular areas of interest include exploring how the gospel of Jesus Christ applies to contemporary life. Areas of teaching include faith and contemporary culture, introduction to Christian theology, Christology, Pneumatology, contemporary theologies and evangelicalism.
His PhD was published as ‘Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster 1921-1998’ by Oxford University Press in 2003. He has contributed chapters to various other books. A recent one is ‘Solus Spiritus’ in McKnight and Modica (eds) “The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective” (Baker Academic: March 2016), Contributors include Scot McKnight, N T Wright, J D G Dunn, Bruce Longenecker, Lynn Cohick and others.
Patrick writes book reviews and other pieces including articles published in the national press. He was editor of the Evangelical Alliance Ireland’s ‘Together We Believe: a common faith, a common purpose’ and chair of EAI’s theology working group.
He is actively engaged in local church ministry as an elder in Maynooth Community Church – a community that is truly home. He also speaks regularly at various events and churches.
Some favourite ‘off screen’ pursuits include golf, hiking & camping, travel, reading, dinner with friends and time alone with Saint Bob (Dylan that is).