0402 - LAMENT in Indianapolis, IN (w/ Mark Vroegop)

 
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Overview: "Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?" (Psalm 94:20)

"Lament is a prayer in pain that leads to trust." Why is understanding songs of sorrow so important for our thinking about race? Why is lament so important that a third of Psalms are lament? Join Isaac Adams and Mark Vroegop as they answer these questions:

  • What does the Scripture teach about the grace of lament?

  • What is the importance of Christians understanding race? How does understanding the grace of lament apply to the issues of race?

  • What about colorblindness that some people read into Colossians 3:11?

  • What is the distinction between repentance and remorse, and why does it matter for the conversation on race?

  • How have you used civil rights trips within your congregation?

  • Why does it matter that your church looks like your community?

  • How do you think through urban renewal and foreign missions?

Links & Show Notes:

"White Awake" by Daniel Hill (see chapter seven for helpful teaching on lament)


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Produced by Josh Deng

0401 - HOPE in Washington D.C. (w/ Thabiti Anyabwile)

 
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Overview: “Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.” (Psalm 32:1)

Despite division over their alma maters, Thabiti Anyabwile and Isaac Adams come together to talk about hope and its importance for the work of racial reconciliation. The brothers considered these questions:

• What do you do when the race conversation feels as if it’s moving backward rather than forward?
• What do you do when you’re in a season of unbelief about racial reconciliation in your church?
• Why did you issue that apology? Why is pride deadly to unity?
• How are you trying to not just talk racism down but to live it down? How are you encouraging your church to do this work?
• How has there been progress in terms of racial reconciliation?
• What encouragements for the coming generations do you have as they think about race?

Links & Show Notes:

TGC Article: “Errata: An Apology to Some Evangelicals” by Thabiti Anyabwile
”The Case for Hope in the Age of Mass Incarceration” by Thabiti Anyabwile

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Produced by Josh Deng

0400- Who Are We, Anyway?

Overview: "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor." (Ecclesiastes 4:9)

In this episode, the rest of the leadership team join Isaac to talk about what roles they play on the United? We Pray team, and why they do what they do.

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Produced by Josh Deng