In our culture lament is not something that we are taught how to do. In fact, most of us don’t even know what it means to lament. Grief and sadness are not feelings that are comfortable to sit in and, because of this discomfort, we are taught to move quickly through these things back into happiness. However, lament is something that is deeply central to the life of faith. In addition to the numerous psalms of lament (40% of the Psalms are laments), there is an entire book of the Bible dedicated to lament—the Book of Lamentations! Lamentations is the blues song of the Bible, and we need the blues! In this series we will take a dive into Lamentations in our series called The Thrill is Gone: Learning the Language of Lament, so that we can learn how to recover this important aspect of life with God and of what it means to be human. Series begins September 29*
These videos will help you gain a deeper insight in the Book of Lamentations and some of its key themes.