Dan Leman is the lead pastor of Faith Evangelical Free Church in Metamora, Illinois. For episode 61 he is coming back on the podcast to discuss the book of Lamentations and the idea that out of pain God leads us to create works of art. Dan is currently doing a sermon series on Lamentations for his congregation, so the background and poetic structure of Lamentations is fresh in his mind. Our conversation goes all over the place surrounding the subject of suffering, crying out to God, and what place lamenting has in the Church.
You can listen to Dan's sermons here:
http://faithefree.net/sermons or on itunes
Also check out the previous article on music of lament:
Lamenting Through Lent With Rachel Wilhelm and Bifrost Arts
You can support Nathan Peterson's current Kickstarter campaign here:
Dance Again: Grief is Healing
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For more on lamenting and art that questions/confronts God, please check out these articles and podcast episodes:
Ep 60: A Discussion on Nathan Peterson's Song "Is It a Sin?"
What Do You Do With Art You Disagree With or the Offends You?
Why It's OK When Satire Makes You Mad