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Pints and Parables, LA, CA

Parables are a type of weaponised dis-course that knock us off course, onto radically new ones. They tactically confront us with disturbing truths we might otherwise miss and reveal what lies in darkness. At turns funny, poignant, irreverent and shocking, they cut into us with surgical precision, reaching deep into the hidden recesses of our Read More

Building on Fire, Seattle, WA

A common concern people have when first encountering my work relates to how we might rebuild our lives and communities after the fires of doubt, self-critique and complexity have burned bright. What happens after we’ve set light to some of the negative parts of our cultural, political and religious past? In this intimate all-day event we’ll explore Read More

Beyond Belief, Online Seminar

For my next pop-up seminar I want to take you on a journey into the slippery subject of belief. For most of us, Christianity is a worldview, i.e. it offers a set of beliefs and practices that can be compared and contrasted with other belief systems. Both advocates and critics of Christianity see it as Read More

Pints and Parables, LA, CA

Parables are a type of weaponised dis-course that knock us off course, onto radically new ones. They tactically confront us with disturbing truths we might otherwise miss and reveal what lies in darkness. At turns funny, poignant, irreverent and shocking, they cut into us with surgical precision, reaching deep into the hidden recesses of our Read More

Prometheus: Interrupted, NY, NY

  The Alien films represent one of the few cinematic events that have truly captured the cultural imagination. The various films revolve around the exploits of a terrifying and unrelenting species called the Xenomorph. A species that exhibits a destructive drive that lacks any restraint. While the early movies give the impression that this horrifying creature is Read More

Building on Fire, NY, NY

Often Christianity is presented as a set of spiritual experiences, religious rituals and dogmatic affirmations that enable us to interpret our world, escape it or inscribe ourselves more fully into it. In contrast, we’ll explore an explosive understanding of faith that is concerned with transforming it. This is a faith that expresses salvation as a form of critical Read More

Atheism for Lent, Online

March 1 - April 13
Atheism for Lent, Online

Atheism and theism are almost always portrayed as mortal enemies battling to the death. But this just conceals a truly disturbing and shocking truth. For in reality they have been bound together in the most passionate and torturous of love affairs. There are times when they only speak to each other to hurl insults. Times Read More

Atheism Beyond Atheism, Belfast, NI

In this lecture I’ll be exploring a radical reading of Easter that unveils a theology more atheistic than New Atheism, and an atheism more theological than Contemporary Theism. Instead of outlining the tired conflicts between theism and atheism, we’ll delve into the explosive point where they meet. The clearing that this explosion creates is not Read More

Wake 2017, Belfast, UK

This will be the fifth year of my boutique Belfast festival. Taking place in a variety of venues dotted throughout the cultural heart of the city, this festival brings together 50 people from all over the world, offering up a rich blend of ideas, music, film, art, alcohol and conversation. Set in Peter’s hometown this is Read More

Thrive Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

I’ll be giving a couple of sessions at this conference under the title, “How to be Saved: Recieving Good News from the Margins” Within the Church we often hear the idea that we can be good news to those who are oppressed, marginalized and silenced by society. But what if those on the fringes actually have Read More

James White Lecture, Colorado Springs, CO

I’ll be spending two days giving lectures and leading discussion in Colorado Springs. For more information, click here