An authentic Christianity is one that proclaims an end to the world as we know it and preaches about an utterly new creation.
In contrast to the usual answers concerning what the Good News might be, incendiary philosopher-theologian Peter Rollins suggests an alternative, radical definition: you can't be satisfied, life is difficult, and you don't know the secret. Arguing that God has traditionally been thought of as a type of product that will make you whole, remove your suffering and give you the truth, Rollins contrasts this with an approach to faith that invites us to embrace suffering, face up to our unknowing and fully accept the difficulties of existence.
'Great. Really, really great ... it's going to help a massive number of people find new life and new hope.' (for INSURRECTION) - Rob Bell
'What does it mean when the Son of God cries out, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Brilliantly, candidly, and faithfully, Rollins wrestles here with that question. You may not agree with his answers and conclusions, but you owe it to yourself and to the church at large to read what he says.' (for INSURRECTION) - Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence
'Excellent thinking and excellent writing! I hope this fine book receives the broad reading it deserves. It will change lives, and our understanding of what religion is all about!' (for INSURRECTION) - Richard Rohr, O. F. M.