Peter Rollins in Harrisonburg (over breakfast, too!)


If you resonate with the mission and movement of RISE, you'll LOVE Peter Rollins. 

Wednesday: Speaking at EMU

Peter Rollins, pastor, speaker, agitator and author of Insurrection and The Idolatry of God, is speaking at Eastern Mennonite University on Wednesday September 25 at 10:00 am in their Lehman Auditorium. For details about the event at EMU, click here.

Thursday: Breakfast at A Bowl of Good

The following morning (Thursday September 26) at 8:30 am, RISE is hosting a breakfast with Peter Rollins at A Bowl of Good (EMU location). If you join us, the coffee is on us!  

About Peter Rollins

Peter Rollins is a provocative writer, lecturer, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret.

Challenging the idea that faith concerns questions relating to belief Peter shows that an incendiary and irreligious reading of Christianity is possible: one that destroys the distinction between sacred and secular, blurs the lines between theism and atheism and sets aside questions regarding life after death to explore the possibility of a life before death.

This approach has been christened “pyrotheology,” and aims at burning up the basic assumptions that both critics and advocates of religion hold concerning the life of faith.

Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast and has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). He is the author of numerous books, including Insurrection: To Believe is Human; to Doubt, Divine and The Idolatry of God: Breaking our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, currently lives in New York and will die somewhere as yet not known.