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The Cruelty of Quarantine: A Lament – Tim Challies

Today was to be a day of great rejoicing. On August 14 I dropped my son and daughter at their college in Louisville, Kentucky, knowing that with all the border restrictions and quarantine requirements it was unlikely I would see them again before the close of the semester. We booked their return flights for today,... Read more

20 Quotes on Lament and Racial Reconciliation

I (Matt Smethurst) recently read Mark Vroegop’s timely new book, Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation(Crossway, 2020). The following 20 quotes caught my attention. The church at Antioch wasnt Jewish. It wasnt Gentile. It was both. That was new. Regardless of ethnicity, these believers united around their common belief in... Read more

The 4 Basics of Lament

We Need to Lament to Begin Healing Lament enters the complicated space of deep disappointment and lingering hurt. It boldly reaffirms the trustworthiness of God. But, first we need to learn how to lament. Let me briefly highlight four elements. 1. Turn to God Laments talk to God about pain.1 Confusion, exhaustion, and disappointment can... Read more

Why We Cant Lament without Listening

Listening I want to help you take some first steps toward reconciliation through listening. Well examine the connection between lament, spirituals, and racial harmony. The spirituals provide rich history and important truths. In the fivefold vision for conversations about racial reconciliation (love, listen, lament, learn, and leverage), if we dont begin with the right posture,... Read more

N.T. Wright Says the Pandemic Gives Christians a Chance to Learn What It Means to Lament | RELEVANT Magazine

As a New Testament scholar, N.T. Wright’s contributions to the modern theological canon are almost unparalleled. From his work on helping Christans rethink the idea of Heaven to his meditations on the Psalms, Wright has had a major role in shaping this generation’s popular understanding of the Bible. And now, his new bookGod and... Read more

Let Lament Lead to These 12 Actions

Communities of faith and good will are deepening generous networks and stepping in to fill gaps. But we cannot fix systemic issues. Washington DC made a terrible mistake by passing trillions of dollars in domestic aid without including paid sick leave or a living wage for Americas workforce. A $1200 check is a band-aid in... Read more

Next Steps: A Night of Lament for Racial Justice The Gospel Coalition

Thank you for joining us for A Night of Lament for Racial Justice. Calling out to God in lament is a vital response to racial justice. Prayer moves the hand of God—and seeking his mercy, wisdom, healing, and help undergirds all our efforts. We must pray for racial justice, but it is not all that... Read more

10 Scriptures That Call Us To Lament

Jesus warned us that life would not be easy and we would experience suffering (John 16:33). Even so, I dont think anything could have prepared us for the type of suffering we would encounter and witness during both the COVID-19 pandemic, and our nations battle against racial injustice. As a mother of five young children, I... Read more

‘Racism is an affront to God’ – Church leaders lament death of George Floyd

(Photo: Reuters)Church leaders have condemned racism as riots continue to rage across the US following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died last week in Minnesota while being detained by a white police officer. In a joint statement, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, said... Read more

A Prayer for a Heart That Needs to Lament

Over the past several days, weeks, and months, human hearts have cried out in hurt, frustration, anger, and despair. Feelings of isolation, depression, mistrust, fear, and confusion have overwhelmed the world. As pandemic and violence swept across the earth, we sometimes wonder how, or even if, God will respond. A sense of helplessness pervades. In... Read more

High School Senior, Lament Your Loss But Trust the Lord

We are living in an unprecedented spring season. Typically this time of year, high-school seniors are playing their final season of spring sports. Its a time marked by proms, baccalaureate services and graduation ceremoniesusually. These students have been in school for 13 long years. Theyve looked forward to walking across that stage to receive diplomas... Read more

Learn how to Grieve Racial Violence by Lament

[ad_1] Silence Speaks The problem of race could also be one of the crucial related and sophisticated functions of lament in our modern church tradition. Lament has the potential to supply a primary step towards uniting individuals when damage and misunderstanding are within the air. The sacred track of sorrow doesn't resolve all racial pressure... Read more

The Greatest I Can Do: A Lament for Misplaced Management

[ad_1] I searched on my laptop. I stored pulling up the app on my telephone. And it appeared like regardless of how exhausting I attempted, I couldn't work out tips on how to begin the Palm Sunday service that our household had missed whereas we had been on our impromptu weekend tenting journey. Two hours... Read more

Persuasion 191 | Practising Lament in a Viral Age, with John Starke – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] The world is grappling with a pandemic that's altering life as we all know it. We're grieving the lack of family members. Those that have recovered are dealing with unsure long-term well being circumstances. The worldwide financial system is struggling together with unknown ramifications for hundreds of thousands of workers. Because the coronavirus runs... Read more

The Significance of Lament within the Midst of COVID-19

[ad_1] Lament and Unhappiness Throughout this time of world well being disaster when COVID-19 is ravaging many elements of the world, who is aware of when the tip is in sight? We dont know the way many individuals can be affected. We dont know the way many individuals will die. We dont know what's going... Read more

Purple Letter Christians Lament the Assassination of Basic Qassem Soleimani

[ad_1] There are various causes to talk out in opposition to the killing of Basic Qassem Soleimani, a strong chief in Iran who was killed in an airstrike by U.S. forces on January 3, 2020. Some will say that assassination is a warfare crime and violates worldwide regulation. Some will say it's a betrayal of... Read more