He was at the University of Central Arkansas at 7 PM (you can google it if you don't believe me. :P) He started off with a sort of retread of things, gathering his thoughts. He's very funny.
The thrust of what he had to say was that we build these narratives about who we are and what our life means that help us get through things, but we also use those narratives to label ourselves and others, and this keeps us apart.
Also, there are things that we tell ourselves will fill this gap, this unbelonging, within us, and that those things are essentially idols. "If I just had this, i would be happy, life would have meaning". And we turn God into an idol in that way. "If I have God, then I'll be happy, I will have meaning, it will fill this emptiness inside of me." But God doesn't fill that hole, I'm still empty. So I need more programs, more books, more conferences, more prayer.
Rollins said that when we truly identify with Christ, we can let go of (crucify) all of those narratives and idols, we can lose our identity outside of ourselves, and we can be capable of being who we truly are, and engage with people through their eyes, rather than our own. We can see through others who we are, and grow in light of the truth of who we are, rather than in who we want to think we are.
He states that a community which truly shares and grows and fails together in light of the desolation and pain of life is a community which can truly love and know the truth of each other...they don't need narratives, they don't need stories, they don't need promises of hope and happy endings, because they live love, and love shows us what is true and significant and beautiful, and love is God.
Unfortunately, many of the followup questions were people trying to pin down what he really believes, or whether he's a heretic, or whether he's trying to start a new church, and he was very gracious in avoiding those things, or answering the question behind the question.
I was very happy to get to shake his hand and thank him for helping me to think clearly about these things, and for the word he spoke to me, about not building idols in my life about things that I think will complete me or make me happy, and instead finding the ways that I am true where I am.