The Need for Lament #MennoNerdsOnLoss

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

2 Responses

  1. bonniecasad says:

    This is a really good piece. I didn’t want to listen to the Casting Crowns song at first because to me, they belong with the happy, hopeful Christian music on the radio that I can’t stomach. But I did listen to it, cringing at first, and I’m glad I did. I remember that many songs they sing, I like- this one included.

    And the idea here, that we always put our best foot forward, even in church, resonates with me. I *hate* to reveal weakness. I hate to cry in front of anyone, and I am the world’s best spinner of facts to make everything seem fine. On the other hand, life has dealt my family hard cards, and there is plenty of reason to open up and share the pain. I love my church. I have finally found a “home” within the Mennonite faith, but you are right, there is still the tendency to hide the worst.

    BTW, I don’t have much time for blog reading these days as I’ve started online schooling, and now that RHE has taken a hiatus yours is the chosen one! 😉

    • I can understand the apprehension about Casting Crowns. They have a few songs that make me cringe, but then there are a few others like that one which I’ve always found powerful.

      I definitely don’t expect to compete with RHE but I’m glad you’re finding something helpful here in the meantime 🙂