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Current Wake Line-up for 2017

September 09, 2016
Current Wake Line-up for 2017

2017 year marks the fifth anniversary of my Wake festival, and it’s shaping up to be a great one. The festival itself offers incendiary theological exploration mixed with the very best in art, music, magic, comedy, whisky tastings, street art and cosy bars. This is a full-spectrum sensory exploration of Pyrotheology. One where I share Read More

Wake Update: Jeff Robbins

September 09, 2016
Wake Update: Jeff Robbins

I just discovered that we’ve sold 1/3 of the tickets for my Wake Festival in Ireland this April, and we haven’t even announced the line-up! There are only 50 tickets in total, so this is a super intimate event that combines incendiary theological exploration with the very best in art, music, magic, comedy, whisky tastings and Read More

Pints, Parables, Fire, and Death

First up, sorry I haven’t been blogging much. I’ve been enjoying the FB live videos too much, and so have been using my energy making them. You probably know this already,  but I also did a 4-part “God” interview with my friend Rob Bell. You can hear them by clicking here. I’m even considering writing Read More

On Gravity and Grace: The Theopoetics of Simone Weil

Having just apologized for not writing posts for a while (because of my recent discovery of video blogging), I thought I’d actually do something about it, and write on something I’ve been wrestling with recently. Over the last few weeks I have been delving into the work of Simone Weil. Weil is a difficult thinker Read More

Video Blogging

July 07, 2016
Video Blogging

I just wanted to write a quite message to say that I’ve recently been experimenting with video blogging via Facebook Live videos. This has meant that I’ve been rather neglectful of my blog site for the last month or two. I’d like to get back to regular posting, or find a way to link the Read More

With Friends Like This: On the Love of Judas

As I’ve outlined in the last two posts, the first two-week of The Omega Course will look at, A religionless understanding of faith A religionless understanding of Crucifixion Today I want to outline the content of week three, which can be described as exploring a religionless understanding of love. Particularly in regard to what Kierkegaard Read More

The Passion: A Critique of Meaning and Power

In the second week of my online event, The Omega Course, we’ll be exploring a subversive reading of Christianity that articulates it as having a pyro-theological core that burns up the regimes of meaning and power. The reading will be taken from a rather hard to get book called Christ and the End of Meaning Read More

Faith: Sublime and Monstrous

Next month I start a four-week online event called The Omega Course: Adventures in Religionless Christianity. Each week we’ll be exploring an alternative approach to faith than the one we have likely grown up with. To do this, I’ll be introducing people so some important dissident thinkers with subversive ideas. As part of the course Read More

When Silence Encircles Silence: Super-injunctions and Religion

In English law an injunction functions as a prohibition that prevents journalists from talking about a certain issue. A super-injunction is a prohibition that prevents journalists from talking about the fact that there is a prohibition. Not only can something not be talked about, but you cannot talk about the fact that there is something Read More

On C.S. Lewis, Freud and the Reality of Monsters

Back in 2011 I saw the off-broadway show Freud’s Last Session. A play based on a fictional conversation between an elderly Sigmund Freud, fast approaching death, and a young C.S. Lewis shortly after his conversion. Both figures have a certain importance for me. C.S. Lewis was a Belfast boy who grew up 5 minutes walk Read More

You can be Like God: Some Thoughts on the Oedipal Dilemma of Adam and Eve

This post suffers from the duel sins of saying too much and too little. Too much in that it requires a certain grounding in psychoanalytic thinking, and too little because it offers nothing but a brief sketch of the way I approach the biblical tradition. For a more in depth version, I recommend The Divine Magician. Read More