Once More with Feeling: Recovering the Joy of Godly Lament

Ours is an age of happy-clappy religion in which everyone thinks that true spirituality is marked by Cheshire grins and saccharine clichés. But this isn’t Christianity, it’s a caricature. It is little more than Stoicism with a toothy facade painted onto it. Christianity grew from the fertile soil of Judaism, with its rich tradition of both hallelujahs and lamentations. The [...]

By |2020-10-04T16:03:20-05:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Finding a Place for Lament in the Anglican Church

Born a little on the melancholy side, I was always attracted to the bleaker parts of Scripture. You know, the parts where a prophet would cry out to God for help, or where God would lament the betrayal of His bride. Or the psalms of lament where the psalmist feels desperate and horrifically abandoned. These passages captured my imagination like [...]

By |2020-01-14T09:40:01-06:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship, Opinion|Tags: |0 Comments
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