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It’s Time to Talk About God

Growing up I remember praying to God that he would answer all sorts of prayers, from a sick relative to a $25,000 prize in a yogurt box so I could buy all the toy guns I could afford. Later when... Continue Reading →

Apocalypse & the death of God – a new heaven and new earth

 "Only an absolute self-emptying of God makes possible the resurrection of God, but that resurrection is the consequence of that self-emptying, and this is a truly apocalyptic resurrection, one giving birth to an absolutely new world." Thomas Altizer, The New... Continue Reading →

Talking about God for fun

When you are absolutely confounded by the meanness of people, that’s a moment when you are close to God, or so I was told by someone who has tried to tease out a relevance for Christian mythology in our post-God... Continue Reading →

Capitalism and Desire

Peter Rollins remarked that Todd McGowan's book Capitalism and Desire is a very good book. Maybe it is a good book for Pete, but for us mere mortals it is a very tough read.  I group the book with those... Continue Reading →

What is Pyrotheology?

Pyrotheology is a project spearheaded by Peter Rollins that attempts to deconstruct belief-based Christianity and make the tradition relevant to people who feel attracted to it but who are unable to assent in good faith to its creeds and doctrines.... Continue Reading →

What if God is dead?

“Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives.” Jean-François Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition The French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, who did as much as anyone to explain and popularise what we may call "postmodernism", recognised the defining feature... Continue Reading →

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