A New Psalm for America’s Racial Uprising

Building a theology of lament in a breathless & racialized land

Sam Heath
5 min readDec 7, 2020

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A Black man in a mask protesting in a crowd in Charlottsville after George Floyd’s death.
Image: Derrick Waller. Used with permission.

God calls us to lament, then love.

My dear friend recently shared a story with me. A woman she knows was bringing water to peaceful protestors demonstrating outside St. John’s Church after George Floyd’s death. Officers tear-gassed the crowd to clear these bodies…

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Sam Heath

Husband, father, teacher, Charlottesville resident. Speak truth to power.