Online Course | The Sublime Object
Jun
16
to Jul 28

Online Course | The Sublime Object

My next course will take a deep dive into what is widely considered Zizek’s masterwork: The Sublime Object of Ideology. It’s hard to choose which book to explore as he has written other 40 books, not counting the hundreds of articles and collections. But this one effectively lays out the basic frame that continues to inform Zizek’s position.

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Spark | A Creative Retreat
Oct
13
to Oct 17

Spark | A Creative Retreat

  • The Crawfordsburn Inn (N.Ireland) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spark is a carefully crafted five-day event designed for those interested in sparking their creative potential. This is not the type of holiday where you get to briefly escape your everyday life, but one that offers the tools and inspiration to help you make positive changes in your everyday life.

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WAKE
May
17
to May 21

WAKE

Located in the cultural heart of Belfast and spread over a variety of historical venues, WAKE is a five-day transgressive festival that mixes the best in incendiary intellectual exploration with underground art, music, magic, comedy, cabaret, tours and talks to forge an experience that embodies the destabilizing essence of pyrotheology.

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WAKE | Born Again
Apr
28
to May 2

WAKE | Born Again

Located in the cultural heart of Belfast and spread over a variety of historical venues, Wake is a transgressive festival that mixes the best in incendiary intellectual exploration with underground art, music, magic, comedy, cabaret, tours and talks to forge an experience that embodies the destabilizing essence of pyrotheology.

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Giving the Three Fingers | Holy Shift (Unabridged)
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Giving the Three Fingers | Holy Shift (Unabridged)

In 2018 I accompanied Rob Bell on his nationwide Holy Shift tour. Each evening I performed a 20 minute set that explored the disturbing, disorienting and dark side of the Holy. This event offers the ‘directors cut’. Come and hear me perform the full unabridged version for one night only (unless it totally sells out, cause then I’ll absolutely be doing another).

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The Dialectics of God
Feb
3
to Mar 3

The Dialectics of God

Radical Theology represents one of the most innovative, provocative and fertile theological movements of the 20th century. In this five part course, I’ll be introducing this movement, exploring its subsequent development and looking at its relation to pyrotheology.

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God, Sex, Death
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

God, Sex, Death

I’ll be taking part in this fundraiser course that takes on three fundamental aspects of being human, featuring short lectures, conversation, and Q & A with three of today's innovative figures in conversation. I’ll be joining Sexpert Conner Habib, and Mortician Caitlin Doughty.

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Pyro-Seminar | Is God Dead?
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Pyro-Seminar | Is God Dead?

On 8th April 1966 TIME released an explosive issue that is widely considered to be the most controversial edition in its history. In bold red lettering, set against a black background, the iconic cover simply read “Is God Dead?”. To mark the passing of Altizer, I wanted to do a seminar that offers a close reading of the main article. Everyone doing the seminar will get a PDF of the article.

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Pyro-Seminar | Who is Number One?
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Pyro-Seminar | Who is Number One?

In this pyro-seminar I’ll be exploring Peterson’s notion of truth, his Jungian view of the subject, and his understanding and use of religious mythology. I’ll be aiming to outline and clarify the difference between Peterson’s Jungian position and psychoanalysis and how this difference plays out in Peterson’s reading of culture.

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Find and You will Seek | An Advent Study
Dec
2
to Dec 23

Find and You will Seek | An Advent Study

I’ll be offering four talks that dive into an incredible short book by the philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich called My Search for Meaning. The book is based on a series of lectures that Tillich gave shortly before his death, and it represents his last important work. It also happens to be his most personal work, and one of the clearest overviews of his life work.

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Overcoming Envy and Jealousy | Crucifixion Through the Eyes of Zizek and Girard
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Overcoming Envy and Jealousy | Crucifixion Through the Eyes of Zizek and Girard

One of the most interesting readings of Christianity in the contemporary world has come from the work of literary critic, historian and anthropologist Rene Girard. His profound interpretation of the Crucifixion has cast a whole new light on the way we understand the meaning of Crucifixion and Resurrection.

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Online Book Group | My Search for Absolutes
May
13
to Jun 3

Online Book Group | My Search for Absolutes

Shortly before his death, Tillich delivered a series of lectures that explored his personal search for meaning. They were posthumously printed alongside illustrations from Saul Steinberg. The result is a beautiful philosophical autobiography that gives a rare insight into the heart and mind of one of the 20th centuries intellectual giants.

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Awakenings Conference
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Awakenings Conference

The theme for this conference is “Pathfinding in an Age of Polarization.”  I'll be joining various experts as we delve into various theoretical and practical issues regarding political engagement and future church. More information to follow.

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Wake | The Fringe Ticket
Apr
16
to Apr 19

Wake | The Fringe Ticket

Wake is a boutique festival run by the Belfast author Peter Rollins. It draws together people from all over the world, to spend five days reflecting on the art of living into the death of our religious, political and cultural gods. It brings together the best in dissident intellectual exploration with art, music, magic, comedy, and whisky.

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Soapbox: A Public Speaking Workshop with Peter Rollins
Apr
3
9:30 AM09:30

Soapbox: A Public Speaking Workshop with Peter Rollins

  • North Hollywood (venue confirmed on purchase) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With the huge popularity surrounding TED talks, stand-up, podcasts and lectures on Youtube, the hunger for engaging, entertaining and intriguing public speakers is insatiable. With this in mind, I’m keen to spend the day with 40 people who'd like to develop their public speaking skills, learn how to cultivate a platform, and carve out a living from the technology of speech.

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The Absurd Cross
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Absurd Cross

  • Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Peter Rollins will argue that there is a religionless heart to Christianity that overturns the tables of meaning, clears out the temples of tidy answers and drives out the sellers of certainty. Here the supposed “good news” that we can be all that we can be, is exposed as bad news. In its place we will hear a gospel with the incendiary ability to break down our defenses against the abyss, so that we might confront it face to face.

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Uncommon Transformation
Mar
2
to Mar 4

Uncommon Transformation

  • Highlands United Church (N.Vancouver) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Held in partnership with Highlands United Church, we are bringing Peter’s Pints and Parables event, a full day workshop and ending with Sunday worship to BC! Open to all ministry staff, lay leaders, youth and young adults, congregational saints, mystics, poets and the curious, this event combines theology, philosophy, and music to take you on a journey into your faith

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Playing with Fire: A Leadership Development Workshop
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Playing with Fire: A Leadership Development Workshop

I'm looking for a small group of practitioners keen to incorporate some pyrotheological techniques. I'll be providing an immersive workspace that will involve diving into Transformance Art and Decentering Practices, exploring leadership skills, working through concrete issues, and providing a space for you to develop networks with other leaders..

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Absurd Cross: Escaping the Tyranny of Certainty and Satisfaction
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

Absurd Cross: Escaping the Tyranny of Certainty and Satisfaction

Religions, in both their spiritual and secular varieties, offer various techniques designed to help us live more meaningful, fulfilling and satisfying lives. There are priests and prophets all over the planet ready to tell us that the path to salvation lies in everything from power, money and fame to prayer, meditation and Cross Fit.

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