Peter Rollins on God, Gin and Zombies (Homebrewed CultureCast)

This week, Jordan Green and Christian Piatt mosey up to the bar for a chat with pyro-theologian Peter Rollins, author of “Insurrection” and the forthcoming “The Idolatry of God” (Jan, 2013). They talk about the Death Drive, why billionaires aren’t actually selfish and how we’ve made an idol out of the beliefs we often claim [Read More...]

Longing for the Unreachable God


I’ve wrestled for years with a Christian faith that focuses on personal salvation, on many levels, some of which I’m still excavating. First, the emphasis on individual salvation always seemed ironically selfish for a faith that seemed otherwise to be about putting yourself second to others. I also struggled with the idea that Christianity is [Read More...]

New “Hellbound?” Movie Challenges the Prospect of Hell


Apologies folks, but the review has been pulled for the moment. To be released in its entirety closer to the premier of the movie in September. For now, please check out the trailer Hellbound Trailer Theatrical Vimeo from Kevin Miller on Vimeo. Find other deets on the film at [Read more...]

Don’t Think Too Hard; You’ll Kill God (Day Nine)


Amy and I covered Los Angeles on foot today. This morning we walked from Marina Del Rey to the Santa Monica Pier by way of Venice Beach, stopping for coffee on the pier. After lunch we walked over to a street called Abbot Kinney, which has been rated (by whom, I’m not sure) as the [Read More...]

Confessions of a Prayer-Averse Minister

I’m sitting in the airport as I write this, halfway between home and Philadelphia, where I’m joining dozens of other author/speakers at Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christians retreat. Frankly, I was shocked I was even invited, particularly when I browsed the list of invitees. Bruce Reyes Chow, Tony Jones, Peter Rollins, Rachel Held Evans, Gareth [Read More...]

Jesus’ Moment of Atheism

I’ve been working my way through Peter Rollins’ new book, Insurrection, when I came across a section that intersected with a question raised in my latest “Banned Questions” book, Banned Questions About Jesus. The question posed in the book is as follows: Why did Jesus cry out “My God, My God, why have you forsaken [Read More...]

Day One at Soularize 2011

I’m still operating from the haze of fatigue from a breakneck day in San Diego with some of the most exciting thinkers and activists in Christianity today. That, and I cannot, for the life of me, find the coffee in the guest house where Amy and I are staying. All of this, combined wit the [Read More...]