Over the weekend I'll be giving a lecture, two workshops and a sermon,
Uncertainty can be a Guiding Light: Christianity, Anxiety and the Absurd
7pm | May12th | Shove Chapel
Christianity is often understood as that which provides a way of understanding the world and our place within it. Both its advocates and critics see it as making certain claims about the existence of God, the nature of the universe, and the meaning of life. In this lecture Peter will be exploring a radically different way of approaching the Christianity. Not as a religion that offers purpose and pleasure, but rather as the invitation into a religionless faith that invites us to embrace doubt, complexity and ambiguity. Peter will explore faith as that which shakes the very foundations of meaning and brings us face to face with the absurdity of existence.
Workshop: Transformance Art
10:30 | May 13 | First Congregational Church
The technology of theology is liturgy. Liturgy involves a set of rituals that help to embody the message of Christianity and graft us into its form of life. A religionless reading of Christianity involves its own type of rituals. In this workshop, Peter will outline how the theory explored on Saturday night might impact what we do on a Sunday morning.
Workshop: Decentering Practices
13:00 | May 13 | First Congregational Church
In addition to the weekly technology of liturgy, a religionless reading of Christianity will also give birth to various spiritual practices that can be done individually or communally. Practices that seek to embody the theory in material ways. In this workshop Peter will outline some of these and explore how we might emulate them in our own contexts.
Sermon: Your Ghosts Will Set You Free
08:30 and 11:00 | May 14 | First Congregational Church