top of page


weep with me

by Mark Vroegop

The Compassion, Mercy, Justice Ministry at Newton Covenant Church invites you to do a little Summer Reading with us.

Read the book at your own pace or even give the audiobook a try. We'll be gathering via Zoom to discuss the book together the following Thursday nights:

Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, & Nov 11

7-8:30PM via Zoom

Screen Shot 2021-06-26 at 11.33.00


Gospel unity creates racial harmony.


However, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “the most segregated hour in America is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.” Equipped with the gospel, the church should be the catalyst for reconciliation, yet it continues to ignore immense pain and division.

In an effort to bridge the canyon of misunderstanding, insensitivity, and hurt, Mark Vroegop has written this timely resource about the biblical practice of lament, which he defines as “the biblical language of empathy and exile, perseverance and protest.” Encouraging you to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. 12:15), Vroegop invites you to mourn with him over the brokenness that has caused division and to use lament to begin the journey toward a diverse and united church.

*Consider supporting a local bookstore!



Mark Vroegop is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, the ECPA 2020 Christian Book of the Year, and Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. He’s married to Sarah, and they have four children and a daughter-in-law.

bottom of page