14 September 2018

Watch Now: Silent Suffering: Encouragement in the Midst of the Pain of Life from Job, Lamentations, and Psalms

Scholar and author Dr Tremper Longman III gave an excellent public lecture at Laidlaw’s Henderson campus in August. In the lecture he opened the Scriptures to look at passages of lament in Job, Lamentations and Psalms and how the individual or community moved from lament to confidence in the face of God. 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. Jesus also modelled this ‘silent suffering’ in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Dr Longman III 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.

The lecture was very well received by those who attended, and we are delighted that we are able to make it accessible to a wider audience. Watch now...