Pete Rollins is a philosopher, writer and founder of the Ikon community. Pete believes that unless we die to certainty and embrace doubt then God becomes just another consumer product. God, in effect, becomes an idol. Sounds interesting!

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The Idolatry of God: Breaking the Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction

Insurrection: To Believe is Human; to Doubt, Divine


“Often the church looks at the Bible or theology and says, ‘What’s the right answer?’ When really, perhaps we should look at it more like a work of art and say, ‘It’s about engaging with a conversation with the work of art, seeing its beauty, being open to being transformed by it, being open to being ruptured by it – like you’re being smashed against rocks.’ And so, in a sense you always return back to the conversation because it will always speak in new and dynamic ways.”

“We feel separated from something that we think will make us whole. And my argument is it’s actually a lie. There’s nothing that we’re separated from that can make us whole. And what Christianity does is it shows us that separation is nothing.”


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