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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…

“To Become One” – Christena Cleveland

The relationship between racism and the church is a complex one. It touches on many aspects of our experience, from the sense of welcome we receive in the church, to our theology of the cross, to what we imagine the purpose of the church to be—and more. Christena Cleveland (PhD) is a social psychologist who…

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…

“Kingdom Hybridity” (Ephesians 2.11-22)

In the second half of chapter 2, Paul teaches that the cross of Jesus does more than just reconcile people to God, it also reconciles people groups to one another. Namely, Jesus’s life of self-sacrificial love shows us the way to peace and tears down the divisions between people of different cultures. The Way of…