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Theme: Suffering and the Book of Job
In this Kingdom Theology Event, we will join with Matt Lynch to explore the fascinating and troubling book of Job. We will learn about the book’s surprising challenge to traditional thinking, and the ways Job can help us grapple with personal and global suffering. Job challenges us to search for God in the darkness, fight for justice, and resist easy answers. The event will include opportunities to reflect on God’s relationship to suffering, our relationship to those who suffer, and our own experiences. Ultimately, the goal of the event is to think with Job about what it means to encounter God when the world falls apart.
Speaker: Dr Matthew Lynch
Matt teaches Old Testament and serves as Dean of Studies at WTC. He recently moved from Germany, where he completed post-doctoral research on conceptions of divine supremacy in Persian period biblical literature. Matt is the author of Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles (Mohr Siebeck, 2014) and various articles on the Old Testament. Matt is particularly interested in helping students grasp the theological and literary contours of the Old Testament, wrestle through its ethical and historical challenges, and understand its ongoing significance. Matt is married to Abi and they have two children, Jeremy and Luci.
Where and When
Venue: Stephen Scown Solicitors, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter EX1 1RS
Date: 11th February 2017
10:00: Welcome & Worship
10:30: Session 1
11:30: Coffee Break
11:50: Session 2
12:40: WTC Presentation
14:00: Session 3
Cost & Booking
Standard Registration: £15 (inc light lunch)
Concessions £10 (inc light lunch) (for those not in paid employment/retired/WTC alumni)
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