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Lament in Faith Communities: Reflecti...

Use these questions to guide individual reflection or group conversation about Emilie Townes' video, "Lament in Faith Communities."

Lament in Faith Communities: Reflective Practice

Use these questions to guide individual reflection or group conversation about Emilie Townes' video, "Lament in Faith Communities."


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Take what you learned from Emilie Townes' "Lament in Faith Communities" and spend more time reflecting on the ideas she presents. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.

 

  • In her interview, Emilie Townes discusses lament as a way speaking the truth about what’s going on in our lives, as individuals or corporate bodies. How does this change the way you understand lament?
     
  • How can we have “true” corporate lament in our faith communities that allows every person’s voice be heard?
     
  • Emilie Townes talks about groups of people in scripture who express their lament in faith, even if they do not know that God will answer their prayers. What does it take to have this kind of faith?
     
  • In what ways can you (individually) name your pain? What will this offer you?
     
  • How can faith communities express their pain together? Where will this lead the community?
     
  • How can lament and expression of grief be productive

 

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