Peter Rollins in Belfast Tomorrow: The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

peteBelfast’s Peter Rollins is back in his hometown and will speak tomorrow at 8-9.30 pm in Redeemer Central (101 Donegall Street) on ‘The Positive Power of Negative Thinking.’

I always look forward to Pete’s return visits from his base in California — it’s an opportunity to check in with his current thinking and (hopefully) have my own thinking challenged.

You can get tickets for the event here.

This is the description from the event’s Facebook page. 

Finding Redemption from Certainty and Satisfaction

Belfast born philosopher Peter Rollins has become a controversial figure on the international stage with his development of a (pyro)theological practice that celebrates doubt, complexity and ambiguity, that resists secular and saintly promises of wholeness, that transcends the theist/atheist divide, and that preaches the Good News of a life before death. Perhaps the only thing that is stranger than his radical, religionless vision of Future Church is the fact that it’s starting to catch on.

Join Peter as he explores how the religious drive for certainty and satisfaction continues unabated in contemporary society, how this drive is ultimately destructive, and how we might find salvation from it by cultivating a life marked by the courage to embrace death.

There will be no altar calls.

Peter Rollins is a provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret.

Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast and has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). He is the author of numerous books, including Insurrection, The Idolatry of God, and The Divine Magician. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, currently lives in Los Angeles and will die somewhere as yet unknown.

One Response to Peter Rollins in Belfast Tomorrow: The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

  1. Dennis Golden April 6, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    “……… the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret.”

    It’s so obvious to anyone who looks around themselves. Such an observer of actuality must wonder how religions came to be invented, and how they have persisted for so long.

    There is no secret. What we see is what there is.

    Dennis Golden

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