The Religion and Postmodernism conference next year is The Politics of Love
A group of us from Texas are going - if you are planning to attend - let me know and we will plan to hang out some evening! We are planning on renting a House on Lake Oneida - it should be fun! Marion, Moosa, deVries, Westphal, Caputo and maybe even Driscoll (he owes me after cussing at my congregation in the 90’s) The irony is - Driscoll is the one who introduced me to Caputo with a copy of the fabulous book God, the Gift and Postmodernism
Pete Rollins was in town over the weekend and I had a chance to hang out with him at Peyton and Lauren’s house on Saturday. It probably goes without saying - I am a big fan. You just don’t meet a lot of folks who can reference Wittgenstein, Descartes, Caputo, Westphall and Rorty in response to a question about spiritual formation. This is a shame - I think Christianity has lost it’s intellectual base. Anyway - I find his take on God very encouraging and humble. I wish there were more philosophers/theologians like him.
The big surprise to me is that he talks very fast. I guess it is not unusual for an Irish man to talk fast, but it is hard to absorb a lot of the ideas in one sitting. The good news (for me) I got to hear him twice (once at Peyton and Lauren’s and the other at Journey )
Some Advice - if you get a chance to spend some time with Pete - find out where his next stop is!
Thanks Pete for what you are doing!