Lament: Hopelessness that Refuses to Give Up Hope

In the midst of the reality of pain and sadness—the brokenness of our world—we are so often met with pat answers or cliché responses to our suffering. Not only are these responses unhelpful, they undermine and invalidate the experiences of those who are in pain. What is often said with the best of intentions—“God is … More Lament: Hopelessness that Refuses to Give Up Hope

Genesis 4: To Keep. On Brothers and Sisters and Love and Responsibility.

I’m excited to tell you about a story in Genesis that has surprisingly become one of my favorite narratives in the Old Testament. It’s surprising, because for most of my life I didn’t think that this narrative had anything new to teach me. It’s one of those stories I heard all the time, and that … More Genesis 4: To Keep. On Brothers and Sisters and Love and Responsibility.