Saturday, April 4

Saturday, April 4

This post was provided by Michele McIntyre


Michele McIntyre invites us to turn our attention to an often overlooked biblical perspective on hardship. On March 29, an article appeared in Time magazine on Christianity and COVID-19 titled "Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It's Not Supposed To." The author is N.T. Wright, a renowned biblical scholar. In the Time article, Wright addresses the search for faith-based explanations for the pandemic and concludes that we need to recover the biblical tradition of lament. Additionally, a contributor to N.T. Wright Online articulates five things we need to know about lament.

Read "Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It's Not Supposed To." by N.T. Wright. 

Read the "Five Things to Know About Lament" by Dr. Glenn Packiam on N.T. Wright Online.

excerpt from

Five Things to Know About Lament

by Dr. Glenn Packiam (N.T. Wright Online)


Here's a peek at what Dr. Glenn Packiam says about lament:

1. Lament is a form of praise.

2. Lament is a proof of the relationship.

3. Lament is a pathway to intimacy with God.

4. Lament is a prayer for God to act.

5. Lament is a participation in the pain of others.