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Bailey Lectures, University of Texas, TX

I will be giving the Bailey Lectures. The lectures I’ll be giving are, Forgotten, but not Gone: Christianity and the Return of the Repressed In contrast to the spiritual claim that the now is all we have, psychoanalysis presents us with the idea that the past isn’t history, that it remains lurking within us long Read More

God is Undead, Seattle, WA

  The dead have a habit of returning in spectral form, disturbing the flow of our lives and disrupting our best laid plans. Indeed within the secular world, the God proclaimed dead by Nietzsche continues to haunt us in strange ways. The theorist Lacan was particularly sensitive to this reality and claimed that we should Read More

Epiphany Explorations, Victoria, Canada

Epiphany Explorations is an annual conference that provides stimulating and provocative presentations by internationally known speakers. Speakers include prominent theologians, authors and writers from many Christian denominations, as well as speakers on social justice issues. Topics include church renewal, recent findings of theological scholarship, contemporary understandings of faith, as well as opportunities for spiritual nurture. For more Read More

Collective, DeLand, FL

I’m good friends with Collective and am looking forward to spending a few days giving public lectures, working with smaller groups and speaking at their gathering. I’ll be posting up more information in the coming weeks.

Progressive Youth Conference, Chicago, IL

The Progressive Youth Ministry Conference is committed to presenting a diverse line-up of speakers, fresh ideas for the theory and practice of youth ministry, and space for you to share your voice as well. In this, their second year, they are focusing on three themes, each of which will be represented in each plenary session. Read More

Tricks of the Light, Belfast, NI

  Tricksters are transgressive figures that tarry with the gods. They play hazardous games that shake up heaven for the sake of earth. They’re harbingers of disruption, mischievous figures who carry chaos into the heart of any system that oppresses and justifies the status quo. In this festival of incendiary ideas Peter will not only be speaking, Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua, Lakeside, OH

In 2016 I’ll be spending a week at the historic Lakeside Chautauqua resort. For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated to challenging the mind, body and spirit.