Into the Light: Finding Hope through Prayers of Lament
For Leaders of the Horizons Bible Study
Join us for this annual training for leaders of the Horizons Bible study. This workshop will be led by the author of the 2020-21 study, P. Lynn Miller. Her study, Into the Light, revives lament as a proper theological response to the difficult situations of our world. One of the foundational points of the study is that, in scripture, lament usually leads to hope. After crying out to God, the one who laments remembers God. And while that doesn’t fix things in the moment—the injustice, the loss still exists—the lamenter is strengthened to face the world and to hope. Hope implies movement: both God’s inherent movement toward justice and our movement toward God. Recovering lament may be one of the church’s most timely gifts to the world.
Presenter: P. Lynn Miller
About the Presenter
P. Lynn Miller, author and artist, is a minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She received her MDiv from Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond, Virginia) and the DMin from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). She has served as a workshop leader, graphic designer, and keynote speaker for conferences and gatherings on theology, worship, spirituality, education, and the arts. Lynn has been a practicing artist for more than 25 years. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in fine arts and art history. Her work is in private and church collections throughout the country. She is a painter, a designer of textile art and stained glass, a curriculum writer, a graphic designer, and an art historian. Presbyterian women will recognize Lynn’s work every time they see or don an Honorary Life Membership pin that Lynn designed.