Just beginning to understand
I feel like I’m understanding pyrotheology molecule by molecule - so slowly. But if the process really is the point, which seems to be an idea important to Peter Rollins’ work, I’m doing ok. I’m not far enough along to decide if I agree or disagree exactly, but I just love the process. This podcast challenges my intellect and imagination and even faith, but thinking is fun! So if you’re looking for answers, this isn’t your podcast. But if you want food for thought, this is a buffet.
A False Guide
I wanted to find something worthwhile in Rollins, as he has a wonderful intellect and storytelling ability. Yet I can’t 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.
Mind blowing pyro-theology
So happy to see this collection of insightful, clever and moving talks published! Start anywhere and you’ll be hooked. Pete is a super engaging storyteller and his thoughts and insights are well researched and profound.
Listen and learn
Theology por Karl
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.
So glad I found PR - please improve audio quality!!!
Jeff Mark Guitar
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.
Love your smart self! A gift:
It doesn't interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.
-- David Whyte
from Fire in the Earth
Existential Nihilism for a steal!
There is no heavenly realm, but at least podcasts are free!
Rollins is the object of my desire
Top notch philosophy that can change your life
Gave a voice to my doubts and uncertainty
Peter shares all of the wonderful and frighting things about ourselves and our “Gods “ 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!
Thankful for your work
As someone who has found himself tumbling down the rabbit hole of deconstruction, Pete’s Work has become an increasingly important resource for me. Not because it teaches me what to think but because it challenges TO THINK. I’m 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.