Into the Light: Finding Hope through Prayers of Lament
In this nine-lesson study, author Lynn Miller revives lament as a proper theological response to the difficult situations of our world. One of the foundational points of the study is that, in scripture, lament usually leads to hope. After crying out to God, the one who laments remembers God. And while that doesn’t fix things in the moment—the injustice, the loss still exists—the lamenter is strengthened to face the world and to hope. And for us as Christians, hope is not just an emotional response or an attitude of pie in the sky. Hope implies movement: both God’s inherent movement toward justice and our movement toward God. Recovering lament may be one of the church’s most timely gifts to the world.
We will meet virtually on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30 – 2:30 PM starting October 8, 2020 through June 2021 using Zoom via computer or telephone. Rev. Sharyl Dixon will lead the study.
Please call the Church Office at 609-921-8895 or email email@example.com to order a study book ($10) and to register for Zoom.