Over the last couple of years I have toyed around with a book. I have a working title: “Living in Babylon.” Last year I sat down and put all my notes together so I could have some sense of what I had studied over the 2-3 years I had been picking at it. As IContinue reading “A lament for the American Church in the time of cornavirus”
Tag Archives: Lament
When there are no answers… living in mystery in the time of coronavirus
N T Wright brings such thoughtfulness to his writing and this piece is a must read in our time. We think that surely our faith brings answers to big questions like these. Wright’s contention is this: Christianity isn’t supposed to do that.
The sound of grief
There is a podcast I listen to on a fairly regular basis called “Pass the Mic.” It’s two younger black Christians, one working on his PhD in history and the other a pastor of a church, who reflect on theology and the issues around Black Christians in American society.
Public grief and social media
The tragic loss of Rachel Held Evans last week demonstrates how messy grief can be in our lives. Add to that the unforgiving terrain of social media, and it’s a huge mess.
Evil in our world and what lasts
The weariness of terrorism and racism in our news last week can exhaust us. There are times when we truly wonder: How long, O Lord?” The psalm in my reading this morning gives me a reminder on perspective: “You love evil more than good; you love lying more than speaking what is right. Selah YouContinue reading “Evil in our world and what lasts”
Lament — Philando Castile
Lament isn’t always theologically correct. Lament isn’t always nice and neat. Lament isn’t always soft… or done in time to get to lunch. Lament is brutal because the soul has been assaulted. It is a crying out in pain because in that moment… in that time… there is nothing else to do. Lament is personal.Continue reading “Lament — Philando Castile”
A personal cry for communal lament
Could we hold off the political bickering for awhile? The need for community lament.
A lament for the American Church
From Soong-Chan Tah’s book, Prophetic Lament
I don’t write poetry or songs. I can barely write sentences. But my heart is broken and I need to let loose in a lament. I’m not the psalmist and it isn’t inspired. The feeling of loss is overwhelming at times. I believe in healing and ask for healing and yet I watch people loseContinue reading “A Lament”