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A Radical Reading of the Cross in 'The Divine Magician'

The Divine Magician (TDM), a book by philosopher and theologian Peter Rollins, was my first read of 2017, and it was a great start. Rollins, a proponent of Radical Theology and someone who has influenced the likes of Rob Bell, uses the book as a way to talk about his radical reading of the crucifixion – referred to in the book as the ‘Christ event’ – framed as a magic trick with a pledge, a turn, and a prestige. 1,299 more words


Who's to Blame?

The vast majority of games work with some combination of variance (luck) and skill. At one end of the spectrum, you have Snakes and Ladders, which is all variance and no skill, relying purely on the numbers that appear on the dice. 1,373 more words

Life & Thoughts

God, Virtue Ethics, and Rythm

This post originally appeared on Groundmotive.net

There are countless ways of understanding God’s nature. New atheists such as Daniel Dennett, for example, reject a variety of theisms that defines God as a supernatural agent who desires humanity’s worship. 1,093 more words

Westview Christian Fellowship

Four Ways of Thinking About God - Peter Rollins

Being – Hyper-Being, Ground of Being, Event

Drawing on John Caputo’s book “The Folly of God,” Peter Rollins articulates four ways of thinking about God. As our adult education class explores relationship to the Divine in a world beyond the creeds of our ancestors, these ways of thinking about God provided us with lenses to see beyond what is all too often a theological darkness.  17 more words

Progressive Theology

Acceptably Unacceptable

A couple of months ago I went to hear a new favorite author of mine speak. His name is Peter Rollins. He talked about how we often deceive ourselves and live in the realm of the “Acceptably Unacceptable.” It’s like this. 538 more words

The Death of God and Narnia

I have recently been reading through the Chronicles of Narnia in order to relive a part of my childhood. As much as I disagree with Lewis’s theology, and the fact that I find his allegory quite on the nose throughout the books, I have been enjoying reading through them for the most part. 703 more words


Down with Disney Jesus

Like many people that grew up in Western Evangelical churches, I’ve probably moved to a place in which I feel increasingly uncomfortable with how churches tend to operate, or at least less eager to endorse the systems that have been created by them. 1,006 more words