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James White Lecture

  • First Congregational, Colarado Springs, CO 20 East Saint Vrain Street Colorado Springs, CO, 80903 United States (map)

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

Earlier Event: April 30
Later Event: May 26
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