First: don't forget your tiger den.
Last Sunday, Steve Rouse (UCC member, Pepperdine psychology professor, and first-time preacher) shared his thoughts on Psalm 131.
Kurt Vonnegut's short poem from the book, Cat's Cradle, starts like this:
“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
It's not just easy for human beings to ask the tough questions, it's actually part of our nature! But the rest of the poem goes on to tell us:
"Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Just like the tiger has to go home to his den sometimes, we as humans have to tell ourselves we understand.
Always remember, though, that belief is not the absence of doubt. Belief is a choice; an act of volition. You can have doubts and still believe. They aren't mutually exclusive opposites. In fact, you could even say, "I doubt and yet I believe."
So just as the tiger goes home to his den, Steve Rouse shared with us his "tiger den" of beliefs. Here they are:
1. God exists.
So as you unpack your clothes for a new year, we hope you brought your tiger den with you!
Second: get excited!
New Student Orientation is just around the corner! Even though the title might imply that it's a program designed for new students, there are still so many awesome things for returning students to enjoy too, such as Frosh Follies and nice long lines at the book store!
While you're getting pumped for NSO 2014, watch this throwback video. It's good to be a wave...
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