In his book Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals, Arthur Jones explores the emotional and spiritual depth of the songs of enslaved African Americans. Often spirituals gave voice to the experience of oppressed people who are waiting on God to bring justice, knowing it might never come in their own lifetime.
The song “Go Down,…
This Month | October 2014
Jacob Onyumbe was 16 years old when the so-called wars of liberation began in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1996. He and his classmates had to flee into the woods to hide from rebels. He thought the whole conflict might last a few weeks. Now 18 years later, more than six million people have died, millions of women and children have been raped and abducted, and there is no end in sight.
Looking For More
A look at this month’s devotions.
The Wailing Wall and Lament
God, Emotion, and Suffering
Everyone's Role in Missions
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