Noah Stepro

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11-16-14 Trauma and Healing w/Toby Darrington

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Trauma comes from unprocessed pain and life altering experiences. As we coop with trauma we can put up defenses and hide from vulnerability…this often keeps us from trusting God and trusting others. We are called to trust God and enter his presence with confidence…we are called to heal from the trauma in our lives.

Covenant and Kingdom: Entrust

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Responding to Connecticut

What response can we offer to the tragedy today other than despair and paranoia? I don’t think I have the faculties to offer more than that…yet when I look beyond my self and open the canon of Scripture I see a different posture towards the insanity of terrorism and psychosis. TRIUMPH!


That is right, victory in battle. A friend of mine recently wrote a blog on viewing life as a journey or a battle (saying we arguably need both…I agree). If we view life as nothing more than a journey, than we desperately mourn the journey being cut short for 20 people killed in the coldest of blood this morning.

But if we view it as an epic struggle between good and evil, than we honor those, young and old that fell today to the drive force of evil in this world. The same wickedness that caused several passenger planes to crash on 9/11; the same evil that persists in the global epidemic of starvation and hunger; the same villainy that will be behind every divergence from God’s plan of goodness and healing for our world.

“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.” – 1 Corinthians 15:19

Somehow we realize that great stories are told in conflict, but we are unwilling to embrace the potential greatness of the story we are actually in. We think God is unjust, rather than a master storyteller.

Donald Miller