Job: Blessed be the Name of the Lord
Martin Luther asserted that “Job is magnificent and sublime as no book of Scripture.” Others have called Job “the Shakespeare of the Bible.” Yet the early Christian scholar Jerome perhaps put it best when he called the book of Job an “eel,” since the more one tries to contain it, the slipperier it becomes! The purpose of this workshop is to learn how to apply Job to our lives, so that the book becomes less like an eel and more like a loving companion through life’s dark valleys. Bible study and sermonic insights will abound.
Professor of Theology and Ministry; and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies, Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minn.
Dr. Reed Lessing has served as a seminary professor and parish pastor, combining both vocations in his presentations and writings. Lessing has authored five commentaries for Concordia Publishing House — all on Old Testament prophets. He is currently working on his sixth book on Jeremiah titled How to Survive Disasters.
|Monday, Aug. 1||1-4 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Aug. 2||9-11:30 a.m.|
|Wednesday, Aug. 3||9 a.m.-noon|
Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.