Prophetic lament teaches readers about one of the most critical and appropriate responses to suffering in this world the integration of spiritual lament and a prophetic call for justice is a critical reminder for the contemporary church to return to the truths of scripture as we seek to understand tragedy and brokenness. One of my dialogue partners in advent has been soong chan rahs prophetic lament a call for justice in troubled times rah teaches at north park theological seminary in chicago is a sought after speaker and the author of the next evangelicalism ivp 2009in this earlier book rah explored the current white captivity of evangelicalism and the shift of its locus to east and to the global . Rah offers a compelling counter narrative to the notion of exceptionalism endemic in both western culture and the mainstream christian church which he sees as being in captivity to western cultural values readers will find in this work a truly prophetic and incisive call for a new way of seeking justice in troubled times. It critiques our success centered triumphalism and calls us to repent of our hubris and it opens up new ways to encounter the other hear the prophets lament as the necessary corrective for christianitys future prophetic lament a call for justice in troubled times ebook 9780830897612 by soong chan rah. To probe the theological implications of scripture i count his prophetic lament a call for justice in troubled times as one of the most personally and unexpectedly impactful that i have read it is currently shaping me in uncomfortable yet necessary ways in prophetic lament rah begins his reflections on the scriptural book of lamentations
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