May 1, 2012 / Theology
In response to evil Christ-centered lament is a performative action that both acknowledges the evil and injustice present in the world and simultaneously defuses our vengeful feelings by focusing on the sacrifice of Christ.
Branson Parler is Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, MI. He has essays on John Howard Yoder in Power and Practices: Engaging the Work of John Howard Yoder (Herald Press, 2009) and Radical Ecumenicity: Pursuing Unity and Continuity after John Howard Yoder (Abilene Christian University Press, 2010). His forthcoming Things Hold Together: John Howard Yoder’s Trinitarian Theology of Culture will be published by Herald Press in fall 2012.