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How to Post a Video on Brokenness

General Guidelines

  • 2-5 minutes. The shorter the better. 
  • Keep it about yourself.
  • Don’t worry about making it perfect.
  • It’s okay to tell about something that happened in the past but It’s much better if you talk about something you’re going through right now.
  • You can share insights, but try not to teach. We want your story.
  • You don’t have to follow the outline below. It is a guide, not a rigid format.

As you prepare, you may find it helpful to pray Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. 

Suggested Outline

1. Your brokenness.

How are you broken? How does this reveal itself?

I am not comfortable with a God I can’t understand. I hate not being able to explain things and there is so much I can’t explain.

2. Your failed escapes. (addictions?)

How do you try to escape or hide your brokenness? What is the result?

Rather than engage with a God I can’t explain directly, on an experiential level, I hide in abstractions: I’m a theology addict. I fabricate a god I can live with rather than encounter the real God. 

3. How you feel when you don’t try to escape?

What does it feel like when you stop trying to escape? 

I feel out of control. I hate this!

4. How has your brokenness opened the door to a new understanding of God?

Not knowing is a strangely good feeling. I feel in the presence of Someone real, not the product of my own mind. As Meister Eckhart said: “O God! Save me from god!” 

  • When you’re done, save the video in any format and upload it here. 
  • Send an email to so we’re sure check the dropbox folder. 
  • We’ll edit the video and post it soon. Thanks!

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