Tag: lament

  • The Plush Silence of Heaven (Psalm 82)

    This is the message I gave this past Sunday based on Psalm 82. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right […]

  • Portraits of Failure, Communion of Love

    Portraits of Failure A man named Asaph is believed to be the author of the Psalm. It is about his wrestling with his own failure and the near miss of being sucked into the illusion of measuring life in relation to successes and failures. “No doubt about it! God is good— good to good people, […]

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends (Psalm 44)

    This is an adapted version of a message I gave this past Sunday. It draws on themes from Psalm 44. As I have been reflecting on the theme of lament I realized that lament is the byproduct of those communities trying to live out faithfulness in a world. A community that is trying to embody […]

  • Lament: Brought to Speech (Psalm 13)

    What is Lament? In January for the past 4 or 5 years we’ve participated in Peace Month with other churches from our Yearly Meeting. This January our focus is Lament and peace. We are going to talk about personal lament, communal lament, and more. You may wonder the connection between these two. What does lament […]