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Beyond Belief, Melbourne, Victoria

I’ll be speaking at 5pm in “Church At: Collective” on the subject of a Church Beyond Belief. This is a free event. Hope to see you there! Click here for more information

Belief and the Absurd, Sydney, NSW

In this intimate event, I’ll be delving into the heart of Pyrotheology via an exploration of the absurd and its relationship to Christianity. During the discussion, we will discover the links that exist between the Crucifixion, Punk and surrealist movements such as Dadaism and Discordianism. This free event is open to only 60 people so we expect the tickets Read More

Rebel Hearts, Sydney, NSW

It has become something of a tradition for Cam MacKellar and Peter Rollins to band together once a year for a raw and authentic exploration of faith, struggle, life and loss. Each event blends music, parables, comedy and conversation to create an intimate, candlelit night, designed to inspire both heart and mind. Cam’s soaring folk Read More

Building on Fire, Sydney, NSW

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. In short, what happens after we’ve set light to some of the negative parts of our religious past? In this intimate all-day event we’ll explore how Read More

Pints and Parables, Sydney, NSW

Parables are a type of weaponized dis-course that knock the sensitive listener off-course and onto a radically new one. They tactically confront us with disturbing truths we might otherwise miss, and bring to light what otherwise lies in darkness. At turns funny, poignant, irreverent, and shocking they cut into us with surgical precision, reaching deep into Read More

Pints and Parables, Auckland, NZ

Parables are a type of weaponized dis-course that knock the sensitive listener off-course and onto a radically new one. They tactically confront us with disturbing truths we might otherwise miss, and bring to light what otherwise lies in darkness. At turns funny, poignant, irreverent, and shocking they cut into us with surgical precision, reaching deep into Read More

Building on Fire, Auckland, NZ

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. In short, what happens after we’ve set light to some of the negative parts of our religious past? In this intimate all-day event we’ll explore how Read More

Friendly Fire: Critical Engagements With Pyrotheology, Online

The journal Modern Believing is bringing out a special edition focusing entirely on the theory and technology of Pyrotheology. The journal will bring together a group of brilliant scholars who are both experts in, and sympathetic to, the project of Pyrotheology. Yet each takes a critical stance in order to draw out perceived limitations or possible future Read More

Pints and Parables, Detroit, MI

Parables are a type of weaponized dis-course that knock the sensitive listener off-course and onto a radically new one. They tactically confront us with disturbing truths we might otherwise miss, and bring to light what otherwise lies in darkness. At turns funny, poignant, irreverent, and shocking they cut into us with surgical precision, reaching deep into Read More

Building on Fire, Detroit, MI

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. In short, what happens after we’ve set light to some of the negative parts of our religious past? In this intimate all-day event we’ll explore Read More

Building on Fire, Los Angeles, CA

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. In short, what happens after we’ve set light to some of the negative parts of our religious past? In this intimate all-day event we’ll explore 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, Granite Bay, CA

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