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Rupture, Revelation, Revolution, Online

Over March and April I’ll be teaming up again with Tripp Fuller to explore the recent return to Paul among many philosophers and theologians. While some of this is taking place within confessional institutions, there has been a renewed interest in reading Paul in a secular way: as a revolutionary figure who offers us a Read More

Did God Kill Jesus, or Did Jesus Kill God

On Black Saturday Tony Jones and myself will go head to head in a discussion concerning the significance of the Crucifixion. This will be a theological discussion touching on whether the Crucifixion can be understood within the general framework of theodicy and orthodoxy, or whether it signals the destruction of all such projects, proclaiming the end Read More

The Faculty, Belfast, NI

I’ll be giving a lecture in The Black Box called “God is Undead: The Religion of New Atheism” Nietzsche once proclaimed that God was dead. But he also noted that the shadow of this dead god remained fixed on the wall of secular culture. Unlike people who celebrated the decline of church life, he claimed 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

Redlands Church, Redlands, CA

  I’ll be giving a talk at 9:45am in Redlands Church (520 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373). Click here for the website. I’ll be giving a talk called: Giving the Three-Fingers: Truth, Subversion and Freedom in Faith. While we sometimes conspire with religious authorities, spiritual gurus and secular advocates in an effort to forget our brokenness and Read More

Subverting the Norm, Drury University, MO

Subverting the Norm is a three-day event that brings together pastors, theologians, philosophers, church practitioners, researchers in religion and all those interested in exploring the relationship between postmodern theologies and church practice. Some of the questions that will be considered at the third Subverting the Norm include: – Is postmodern theology and religious practice insufficiently political, at 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.