Introducing: Peter Rollins

I’m introducing Peter Rollins here. Peter’s bio from his blog is below, so I’ll let him speak for himself.

Peter Rollins Blog

It’s an almost impossible task to describe oneself with any degree of accuracy or honesty. Who we are changes over time and also in relation to our context. On top of that we rarely have enough insight into ourselves to know what really drives us.

Perhaps it would be more honest for me to ask my friends and colleagues to pen this section, for at least they would be able to cast a more honest glance in my direction. However I know them well enough to avoid such a dangerous endeavour. Instead I will hide behind the usual mundane details of my life and tell you about my primary interests.

I currently spend much of my time as a writer, public speaker, lecturer and co-ordinator of the experimental collective Ikon ( Together these diverse activities ensure that I have the privilege of engaging in that difficult job of marrying activism with theory, the public square with the academy. A difficult marriage no doubt, but one which continues to provide a context for revolutionary action to be born.

My primary academic training took place at Queen’s University, Belfast ( where I graduated with a BA Hons in Scholastic philosophy, an MA in political theory and social criticism and a PhD dealing with post-secular religious theory.

My primary philosophical interests lie in the area of continental philosophy of religion, phenomenology and post-modernism. I also lecture in areas of moral theory, philosophical theology, mysticism and Existentialism. However my passion is to render the academic discourse accessible, interesting and useful to faith collectives. As such I travel frequently throughout the United States and Europe speaking at various churches, conferences (both youth and adult) and universities. If you would like to chat about booking me for a talk or series of talks please email Alyson McElroy.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.