LAMENT in Indianapolis, IN (w/ Mark Vroegop)

by | Oct 9, 2019

“Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?”
Psalm 94:20

Episode Overview:

“Lament is a prayer in pain that leads to trust.” Why is understanding songs of sorrow so important for our thinking about race? Why is lament so important that a third of Psalms are lament? Join Isaac Adams and Mark Vroegop as they answer these questions:

  • What does the Scripture teach about the grace of lament?
  • What is the importance of Christians understanding race? How does understanding the grace of lament apply to the issues of race?
  • What about colorblindness that some people read into Colossians 3:11?
  • What is the distinction between repentance and remorse, and why does it matter for the conversation on race?
  • How have you used civil rights trips within your congregation?
  • Why does it matter that your church looks like your community?
  • How do you think through urban renewal and foreign missions?

 

Links & Show Notes:

  • White Awake” by Daniel Hill (see chapter seven for helpful teaching on lament)
  • Produced by Josh Deng

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