Wednesday, September 1, 2010

i like that peter rollins

I just listened to this interview with Peter Rollins at a megachurch. I love so much what he had to say (and the Irish accent doesn't hurt either) I was writing it down. One bit that I especially like: "If you want to start engaging in this life of faith, the very first thing you're going to have to give up is the idea that there's some answer you can grab. This is a journey into transformation, into a life of belonging and shared belief and ritual and transformation, and if you're looking for 'what is the right answer?' you're kind of missing the point." And also "When we hold onto the notion of God [while suffering] without going through the mourning process we treat God like an idol, just an object, an idea we have to hold onto in order to cope with life. Let us have a community of broken people suffering together, and in that space God is manifest."

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