The Dark Side of Faith

In his great post ‘After Haiti: What to say, sing or show in church‘ Andrew Jones (aka Tall Skinny Kiwi) gives a great summary of some words, images and music that could have been used following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

He points to some powerful and moving stuff but it led me to a question…

Do we avoid the dark side of faith in our worship?

The Bible has some rich resources for times of hardship and suffering.  Lamentations, Psalms, Job… all full of pain but honest and real and full of faith.

Do we weep in worship?

And if not, why not?

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