Have you ever felt unworthy of love or paralyzed by self-hatred and shame? Many times we assume God is absent when we find ourselves in deep sh*t; not realizing that God is knee deep in it with us. We are constantly trying to divorce spirituality from the mess of everyday life. Unable to reconcile life with God and the wreckage we find ourselves in at times, we are left feeling bankrupt.
Every Bible should have a parental advisory label on it for mature content. If the Bible were an uncensored movie we would never allow our children to watch such "filth." The pages of Scripture are filled with stories of rape, incest, murder, drunkenness, orgy's, adultery, prostitution, deception, suicide, betrayal, violence, and a God who is actively engaging with His children no matter how deep of a pit they found themselves in. We have censored Scripture to make it suitable for children, and in doing so, we have robbed the story of redemption of its beauty. Concealing the truth with good intentions; not wanting people to reject God due to the scandals in Scripture, we domesticate the Truth. We smooth out the rough edges of Scripture in order to preserve the face of a religion. In doing so we have alienated the ones whom God is calling.
This is a story about discovering God when the sh*t hits the fan. In The Divine Scandal, Jordan will take us on a journey to uncover the scandals all throughout Scripture and his own life in order to put the unconditional love of God on display. He will lead us to the edges of our capacity to love in order to discover a God who has no limitations to His love. Where OUR mercy ends, HIS is just beginning. May you encounter the Unconditional Love your soul is longing for as God meets you in the depths of your own Divine Scandal.