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What Evangelicals Can Learn From Rob Bell (and why they hate him)

My new favorite podcast – along with Mere Fidelity and The Partially Examined Life – is Pete HolmesYou Made It Weird. It’s an absolutely fabulous podcast, where comedian Pete Holmes just sits down and talks with a guest for two or three hours (usually on the topics of comedy, relationships, and God). 2,913 more words

Christianity

Leap of Doubt - How Do We Believe Resurrection? - an interactive sermon (Easter 2)

This sermon is an interactive exploration which was recorded last year. It provides a timely reminder of the journey we have been on in our progressive Christian community. 1,110 more words

Progressive Theology

Holy Saturday Reflection

In Peter Rollins’ book The Orthodox Heretic, there is a parable called “Being the Resurrection.” The parable describes a group of Jesus’ disciples who left Jerusalem after the crucifixion, before the resurrection, so they never knew of their Messiah’s resurrection and ascension. 488 more words

Theology

Christian Atheism or Christian Maturity?

Holy Week is upon us, and I have taken it upon myself to re-read Peter Rollins’ The Divine Magician. The book is a correction of Thomas Alitzer’s argument in… 1,830 more words

The maddening thing about mysticism

… is, firstly, that it is possible that it might literally drive you mad. Karen Armstrong records in her autobiography the discovery that her own powerful mystical experiences emanated from her suffering from Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Peter Rollins identifies the collapsing of the boundary between self and other as being characteristic of psychosis and Robert Sapolsky talks in his… 1,056 more words

Theology

Jesus & The 5 Thousand: A first-world translation

Jesus withdrew privately, by boat, to a solitary place but the crowds continued to follow him. Evening was now approaching and the people, many of whom had travelled a great distance, were growing hungry. 410 more words

Discipleship

Excerpt: The Orthodox Heretic & Other Impossible Tales by Peter Rollins

Jesus and the five thousand (a first world translation)

Jesus withdrew privately, by boat, to a solitary place but the crowds continued to follow him. Evening was now approaching and the people, many of whom had travelled a great distance, were growing hungry. 399 more words