Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah

Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled TimesSummary: Commentary on Lamentations and a primer on the importance of lament.

I have joined a Be the Bridge group that is meeting via video call every other Saturday morning. Part of the method of BTB is to have each person present some historic event of racial injustice as part of creating a shared history which leads to real lament. I was asked to put together a summary of Prophetic Lament because I had already read the book. Because it had been a few years since I have read it, I wanted to re-read the book to prepare.

I did a lot more highlighting than I did on my first reading because I was trying to get quotes and ideas for the presentation. I am not going to write up a full new review, but I am going to link to my presentation and link to my highlights (42 of them).

I know it is not quite the same thing, but the American church often feels like the InsideOut movie, where Happy thinks initially that the best thing is for the girl to be happy all the time and for her to make sure Sadness is kept on the sidelines. Instead, by the end of the movie, Happy realizes that there is a real role for Sadness to play in the life of their girl and that repression of emotions other than happiness only backfires.

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