I wanted to find something worthwhile in Rollins, as he has a wonderful intellect and storytelling ability. Yet I canât escape the feeling that for all his intellectual work and brilliance he is going nowhere, and worst of all he is leading his audience down a rabbit hole that will never find sun nor air again. There is a profound emptiness in his work, despite all the novel ideas. I travel no further, and I bid him farewell.
So happy to see this collection of insightful, clever and moving talks published! Start anywhere and youâll be hooked. Pete is a super engaging storyteller and his thoughts and insights are well researched and profound.
Grateful that Peter put these talks up. Great collection of fascinating material. Whether or not religious ideas interest you, these are insightful opportunities to engage culture in our day.
I first learned about Peter Rollins through some interviews he did with other podcasters. I love hearing his perspective. I subscribed and look forward to every one of his messages and discussions.But Peter, PLEASE improve the sound quality! I know that you often take these from FB Live recordings which is probably done straight into your phone or laptop. But sometimes the sound quality is so poor that I cannot understand you. And sometimes it's so unintelligible that I stop listening. I normally listen to podcasts when I'm driving around or doing work at home and I just have it play from my phone... not through headphones or blue tooth. So the end user sound quality is already bad. Combining that with poor recorded quality makes for a poor podcast product... as far as the audible product, not content.A few hundred dollars can get you a mic, a mic stand, a cable, and an interface. Put that into software (many are free) and you can have top-notch sound quality.I'm an audio/recording guy, so I speak passionately about audio quality, but I'm also a human being and speak passionately about your messages and discussions.
SELF PORTRAITIt doesn't interest me if there is one Godor many gods.I want to know if you belong or feelabandoned.If you know despair or can see it in others.I want to knowif you are prepared to live in the worldwith its harsh needto change you. If you can look backwith firm eyessaying this is where I stand. I want to knowif you knowhow to melt into that fierce heat of livingfalling towardthe center of your longing. I want to knowif you are willingto live, day by day, with the consequence of loveand the bitterunwanted passion of your sure defeat.I have heard, in that fierce embrace, eventhe gods speak of God. -- David Whyte from Fire in the Earth
There is no heavenly realm, but at least podcasts are free!
Rollins is the object of my desire
Peter shares all of the wonderful and frighting things about ourselves and our âGods â What I respect is his tendency to answer questions with another question. Which is your asking the wrong question lol.But Peter doesn't push or promote himself but He invites us into this world of thoughts and thinkers I never had a chance to consider.The idea that its ok to critique my faith and myself is liberating Thanks for sharing Peter!P.S. Shaemus Rocks!
Great stuff. Want more!
As someone who has found himself tumbling down the rabbit hole of deconstruction, Peteâs Work has become an increasingly important resource for me. Not because it teaches me what to think but because it challenges TO THINK. Iâm so thankful for his work
Your words have helped me to find peace in my being and let go of my need to find the right dogma. Thank you.