Peter Rollins is a widely sought after writer, lecturer, storyteller and public speaker. He is also the founder of ikon, a faith group that has gained an international reputation for blending live music, visual imagery, soundscapes, theater, ritual, and reflection to create what they call 'transformance art'. He is the author of several books, most notably the much talked about How (Not) to Speak of God. His most recent work is entitled Insurrection.
Throughout this remarkable May weekend, participants will have an opportunity to engage Peter's ideas during several talks, get their Rollins books signed, and enjoy conversation with Pete and other participants in the intimate setting of Amarillo's Chalice Abbey.
We will begin with Happy Hour on Friday evening, followed by a catered common meal preceding Pete's first talk entitled "The Cult of Certainty and Satisfaction". Later that evening, we will enjoy "Hush" -- a time of music, conversation and storytelling. Then, on Saturday morning we will gather for coffee and conversation prior to Pete's second talk, "God in the Midst". Later that afternoon, Pete will offer a book signing at a local bookstore, followed by a limited "Last Supper" event (see our Extras page). We will wrap up the weekend on Sunday morning as Pete speaks at a local church during their worship service.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend a weekend immersed in progressive thought, surrounded by people who share your interests! Seating is limited, so interested folk are encouraged to register early.
About Pete's books:
Insurrection proclaims that Christian faith is not an otherworldly faith interested in the possibility of life after death but rather an invitation to discover the reality of life before death. In this incendiary work Rollins offers the reader a radical and wholesale critique of contemporary Christianity and show us how belief in the Resurrection means but one thing: Participation in an Insurrection.
How (Not) to Speak of God takes its stand on the claim that Christian faith is not simply able to make room for doubt, mystery and unknowing, but rather fundamentally embraces them. In this book the reader is confronted with a type of theory and practice that ruptures the binary oppositions between theist and atheist, sacred and secular, belief and unbelief to provide a vision with the potential of revolutionizing Western Christianity.
NOTE: Participation in Building on Fire qualifies as continuing educational credit for commissioned ministers participating in the Commissioned Ministry Programs of both, the Hi-Plains and Tres Rios Areas of the Christian Church (DOC) in the Southwest.