Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Here’s a video from Peter Rollins around ideas presented in Chapter 4 of his latest book, Insurrection, “I Don’t Have to Believe; My Pastor Does That For Me”.
I reflected on this chapter in my review of Insurrection for The Other Journal’s “Church and Pomo” blog, “Becoming Church Mice: From Refusing to Lead to Refusing to be Led”.
I wondered whether Pete’s “fans” often let him disbelieve on their behalf, focusing on the next book, the next blog post, the next vimeo video, the next speaking engagement on pyro-theology rather than setting fires themselves.
In his response to my review, Pete recognised the dangers of “I don’t need to doubt; Pete does that for me”.
And this video similarly reflects on the ways in which we disavow doubt, like saying, “I never question God. I only question my understanding of God”.