Getting started with Atheism for Lent
Peter Rollins is the person who started Atheism for Lent. Peter Rollins is a writer, philosopher,
storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for
overturning traditional notions of religion.
Challenging the idea that faith concerns questions relating to belief,
Peter’s incendiary and irreligious reading of Christianity attacks the
distinction between the sacred and the secular. It blurs the lines between theism and atheism
and it sets aside questions regarding life after death to explore the
possibility of life before death.
Participation in Atheism for Lent
is as simple as signing up for a weekly email throughout the Lenten
season. You will receive your first
email on February 5th and each following Monday throughout Lent. Each email will include an introduction and a
few clicks to reflections for the week. Most
reflections will take less than 15 minutes to complete, though a few are
longer. I'd encourage you to try and
carve out 45-60 mins each day, so that you can let each reflection sink in
and do its work. This might mean taking a long walk, doing further
research or just sitting in silence. The
exercises vary in length. Don’t feel
pressure to do everything. The material
can be treated like tracks off an album. Some you’ll love, some will leave you cold. And some might just need a few engagements.
Also, feel free to engage with each week in the order that suits your schedule.
The email will also include a link
to a live weekly lecture from Peter
Rollins. The weekly lectures can be watched live starting Sunday, February 11th @ 1pm or can be watched later to
better accommodate your schedule. These
lectures will be the meat of the material given and the basis for the optional Adult Enrichment Class level of
For our Adult Enrichment Class on Sunday mornings, starting on February 18th
at 11:30am in the Opal Room, we will
be doing a deeper dive into the previous week’s lecture in addition to
providing a platform for people to express how Atheism for Lent has been
challenging them. The class is of course
optional, but I would recommend coming especially if you find that through this
process of Atheism for Lent you are feeling a little overwhelmed or want to
HERE'S HOW TO PARTICIPATE...
Weekly Email – To receive your
Atheism for Lent material email our Director of Discipleship, Jeff, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will start receiving weekly emails on Wednesday, February 7th.
Sunday Morning Adult Enrichment Class – No sign ups needed to attend the
class. Just show up starting Sunday
Morning, February 18th at 11:30am in the Opal Room.