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Lament

Gun Violence

Last weekend, two hate-motivated attacks shocked our consciences once again. The first was on Saturday, when a White Supremacist murdered ten mostly elderly African Americans in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. That terrorist used an assault rifle style weapon in the brutal attack and in a lengthy manifesto published online wrote about the…

Lament for Anti-Asian Hatred & Violence

In seminary Dr. Soong-Chan Rah taught me about the power of lament. If you haven’t already read Prophetic Lament, I highly recommend it. Lament is the proper response of God’s people to our anger and grief at injustice and tragedy in this world. We cry out to the God of justice to make all things…

Lament for Ahmaud Arbery & Doug Lewis

Hey Roots Family, Just a few months ago, we were journeying through the season of Lent together with Isaiah 58 framing our thoughts. We focused on how God’s people are called not just to observe personal spiritual practices like fasting which are good, but that our worship of God is to form us into a people…