I created this video for one of my seminary classes on ministry in a media culture. It’s a collection of photographs, Scripture passages and quotes that I find meaningful; set to the song “Broken” by Lifehouse. As a whole, I think the message of the piece is powerfully simple…God enters into our brokenness and offers us grace, hope, healing and strength. I hope you find it inspiring, affirming, comforting, challenging, or whatever other words you’d use to explain how it moved you to feel or think. If you’d like to share your thoughts in reaction to the video, please leave a comment.

(3/11/08): Thanks for all the comments and emails about this video, it has been cool to hear how it has touched so many people. I never expected this to be anything but a project for class, but I’ve now been asked for permission by a church to use the video during one of their services for Holy Week and we plan to use it in worship at Journey in the coming months as well (if others are interested in using it in worship, please let me know). I made a few small changes, so this is now the second final version of the video (the two earlier versions are still on youtube).


6 thoughts on “Broken

  1. I feel so blessed to come from a family that is full of Christ followers. I’m also glad that we all have such different gifts from God! It is a joy to read your blog and look at the things you create. God has chosen to give you such a cool gift: relevancy. Thanks for sharing this; it is awesome.

  2. So glad I get to call you my friend 🙂 These images are beautiful, and remind me of what it is that moves me about the church, what moves me about God, what moves me to love…

  3. God has placed the idea of brokenness on my heart tonight. While at the college earlier tonight, I could not feel content with what I see going on around me. And now I was drawn to your video from facebook. He really doesn’t let you get comfortable if He wants to move in you and your heart. Thank you for sharing the video with us.

  4. I think my favorite thing about this video is the hopefulness of it. Even though there is so much pain and despair in the world, we have a God who will reach down in the midst of it, lift us up and bring us closer to Him. How wonderful!

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