October 23, 2016

Values: Mystery

As we finish our series on our Vox Values, Gideon Tsang explores Mystery and why certainty can be detrimental to our faith experience [Colossians 1:24-29].

Value of Mystery
Our narrative begins with light, which is both finite and infinite based on speed. The Incarnation is God, who is timeless, slowing and entering into linear time. Within these parameters healthy faith is we who are finite, learning to be loved and love the One who is infinite. In ancient times people chased after the mystery of God in a pillar of cloud by day and by night a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. As a community we lean into the mystery of Christ leading us on our bright days and in our darkest hours. This type of faith involves doubt, uncertainty and learning to trust in the One whose name is Truth and Love. We invite you to become a people of healthy faith learning to trust what we hope for and do not see. (Ex 13:21, Eph 3:9; 5:32; Col 4:3, Hebrews 11:1)

Reflection:
What does the spiritual practice of discovery look like in your faith?
How can you practice curiosity when you don’t understand how God is working in your life?

Resources:
Vox Values
Video – Kids Arguing about Rain
Book – But What if We’re Wrong (Chuck Klosterman)
Article – The White Flight of Derek Black
Book – The Sin of Certainty (Peter Enns)
Icon – The Trinity (Andrei Rublev)

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