Whether listeners are devout believers or distant seekers, The Idolatry of God shows that we must
lay down our certainties and honestly admit our doubts to identify with Jesus.
Rollins purposely upsets fundamentalist certainty in order to open listeners up
to a more loving, active manifestation of Christ’s love. In contrast to the
usual understanding of the “Good News” as a message offering satisfaction and
certainty, Rollins argues for a radical and shattering alternative. He explores
how the Good News actually involves embracing the idea that we can’t be whole,
that life is difficult, and that we are in the dark. Showing how God has
traditionally been approached as a product that will render us complete, remove
our suffering, and reveal the answers, he introduces an incendiary approach to
faith that invites us to joyfully embrace our brokenness, resolutely face our
unknowing, and courageously accept the difficulties of existence. Only then, he
argues, can we truly rob death of its sting and enter into the fullness of
life. Download and start listening now!