Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God – but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian life for many Christians today. We need to recover the practice of honest spiritual struggle that gives us permission to vocalize our pain and wrestle with our sorrow. Lament avoids trite answers and quick solutions, progressively moving us toward deeper worship and trust. Join us to discover the grace of lament.
Opening this weekend, the major feature film Unplanned explores Abby Johnson's journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life advocate. Her compelling story is an emotional roller coaster for many women and men whose lives have been touched by abortion. Today we will discuss a companion devotional to the movie that reveals five core areas of emotional turmoil often faced following abortion … emotions that trap women and men in the prison of pain that abortion has brought into their lives and into the lives of those who love them.
Mark Vroegop has been the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis since 2008. He is a contributor to 15 Things Seminary Couldn't Teach Me. Mark is also a conference speaker, a trustee at Cedarville University, and a council member of The Gospel Coalition.
Lorraine Marie Varela is the author of Powerful Moments in the Presence of God and Love in the Face of ISIS. She and her husband, Gabriel, co-founded Inspiring Faith International, a ministry to help people from all walks of life draw closer to God. Together they co-led a prayer and ministry team on the film set of Unplanned. Lorraine and Gabriel live in the Los Angeles area and can be found online at inspiringfaith.us.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.