Uncommon Transformation with Peter Rollins
Want to get your spiritual fire fed and fearlessly explore your faith? Join us for a weekend of great events with Irish philosopher, story-teller and radical theologist Peter Rollins!
Held in partnership with Highlands United Church, we are bringing Peter’s Pints and Parables event, a full day workshop and ending with Sunday worship to BC! Open to all ministry staff, lay leaders, youth and young adults, congregational saints, mystics, poets and the curious, this event combines theology, philosophy, and music to take you on a journey into your faith. Peter’s gift is to make you question, re-examine your assumptions, look at the Bible in another way, and engage your own faith.
Pints and Parables with Peter Rollins
Music by West, My Friend
Friday March 2, 2018
7:00-10:00pm Highlands United Church, North Vancouver
Cross the threshold and be transformed by the dissembling power of story, music and spirituality. Author, philosopher and verbal magician Peter Rollins takes us on a journey of story, questioning and alchemical musings based on the Parables that will transform and challenge you.
At turns funny, poignant, irreverent and shocking, parables cut into us with surgical precision, reaching deep into the hidden recesses of our soul, operating on those parts of our being that more direct speech can’t touch.
West, My Friend’s music is often described as indie-roots to chamber-folk. A better description might be “just plain beautiful.” West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music.Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast!
Expect great live music, good brews from Steamworks Brewery and great conversation with friends!
Building on Fire: Finding the spiritual way of life in uncertain times with Peter Rollins
Saturday March 3, 2018
9:30-4:30 pm Highlands United Church, North Vancouver
After you chuck out dogma, certainty, and rigid understandings about the Christian faith, what emerges next? And can we uncover a faith that will change the very way we live our lives?
Join writer, philosopher and revolutionary storyteller Peter Rollins as we strip away old concepts and reveal a surprising vision of how Christ-followers and the church can live out a life-affirming Way that just might change the world. Prepare to explore how Christianity can be an active practice or “Way” of being in the world, and what that would mean for your relationships, work and your agency in the world.
Working with the very fabric of our lives, which are full of uncertainty and change, we will dive deep into our faith and in our own brokenness and troubles to uncover what this wild and surprising Way might lead us to do and be.
Early bird registration for the weekend is $113 for one person, $675 for groups of 6 or more. After Jan 1 2018 the cost is $150 per person, $900 for groups of 6 or more.