8
Aug
Silent Suffering: Encouragement in the Midst of the Pain of Life from Job, Lamentations, and Psalms
with Dr Tremper Longman III

You are warmly invited to a public lecture on Wednesday 8 August by Dr Tremper Longman III at our Henderson campus.

Over the past two decades, some Christian leaders have rightly tried to recover lament for Christian personal and community expression. The lament psalms in particular have been helpful in giving Christians permission to express disappointment, anger, depression, and grief in an authentic and bold way to God. This lament differs from complaint like we observe among the Israelites in the wilderness. However, the focus on lament has obscured the fact that God wants us to ultimately move from lament to confidence in the midst of struggle. The picture of suffering in Job gives us the same dynamic as Job moves from lament to silence and confidence in the face of God. Jesus also models this “silent suffering” in the Garden of Gethsemane.

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Where Henderson Campus
When 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP Register online at the link provided by Monday 6 August

About the Speaker

Dr Tremper Longman IIIDr Tremper Longman III (BA Ohio Wesleyan University; MDiv Westminster Theological Seminary; MPhil and PhD Yale University) is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written or co-authored over 30 books, including interdisciplinary works, books with psychologist Dan Allender, works on history and historiography, and textbooks for both theology students and lay people. His most recent book is The Lost World of the Flood, co-authored with John Walton. His books have been translated into seventeen different languages. In addition, as a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation of the Bible. Tremper and his wife Alice live in Virginia, USA, and have three sons and four granddaughters. For exercise, he enjoys playing squash.