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Lament for American Christianity

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:30 pm | 1337 Sutter Street

“Soong-Chan Rah leads us beyond a shallow understanding of peace as the absence of conflict and a one-sided understanding of sin that fails to acknowledge the suffering of the victim. In doing so, he prophetically calls us to examine the work of reconciliation between those who live under suffering and those who live in prosperity.”

–Christena Cleveland, Duke Divinity School

The Bible is full of lament: Sadness and grief poured out to God over loss, injustice, and waiting. But what is the role of lament in our own lives? And how might it address the more systemic injustices and hardships that we face?

Dr. Soong-Chan Rah Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, a professor at North Park University, has written a book called Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times. “Lament,” he writes, “recognizes struggles and suffering, that the world is not as it ought to be. Lament challenges the status quo and cries out for justice against existing injustice.” We need to reframe our understanding of lament as we seek to pursue justice in our city, our home, and our world.

Join us for a conversation between Dr. Scot Sherman and Dr. Rah.

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