Prophetic Lament: Moving from Triumphalism to Truth
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Western Christianity often gravitates toward a triumphalist narrative, particularly in the arena of public faith. Though popular, this approach betrays a dysfunctional and warped theological imagination. The book of Lamentations provides a robust biblical response to triumphalism, teaching us to embrace the discipline of lament and cultivating a call for justice in troubled times.
This lecture is part of our 2017 Summer Evening Public Lecture series.
Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He is also an experienced pastor with a passion for intercultural ministry. His publications include The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors (Moody Press, 2010). He co-edited Honoring the Generations (Judson Press, 2012).
Regent College Chapel