Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hiding Doubt: Part III

The third installment of Hiding Doubt (click here for part I and here for part II)

God roots our faith in our doubt, our bravery in our fear: it is in weakness that we experience His power. And it is in our sin that we experience His graceful presence. The strongest person is the weakest, the greatest is the least...

"humble yourselves in the sight of God and He will exalt you".

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hiding Doubt: Part II

The second installment of "Hiding Doubt" (click here for part I)

Often doubt is perceived as a bad or wrong emotion. Consider the word brave. What is the opposite of bravery? Most people would suggest that fear is the opposite of bravery. Yet, truthfully the opposite of bravery is cowardice. Cowardice is running away from fear. Fear is actually a component of bravery, an emotion that allows us to be brave. Fear must occur for the brave. Because of this mis-perception our culture has an aversion to feeling fear in order present confidence and bravery--yet it is in the face of fear that one actually is brave. This is true with doubt also.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hiding Doubt: Part I

Commonly, we place a mask over our raw nature underneath. It is convenient to hide the parts of ourselves of which we are most ashamed. And the raw place eventually becomes something forgotten and unfamiliar. Though there are many arenas this occurs, but a recent and important one is the area of doubt. Can I doubt God? That He exists? The He is kind? That He is powerful, ruling, close, loving, wise, infinite etc? Is He angry at me? Ambivalent? Over it? Gone? Am I allowed to be angry at Him?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Study Break Music Video :)

If you have ever wondered what we do on our study breaks, here is a little glimpse of our recent one. As finals are approaching and are brains are fried at the end of the day, an hour off making a one-cut music video seems only right. Plan A-Study. Plan B-Well, you will see..... :)

Study Break Spring 2013-Plan B from david and keri lippman on Vimeo.