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.
Matt teaches Old Testament and serves as Dean of Studies at WTC. Matt is the author of Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles (Mohr Siebeck, 2014) and various articles on the Old Testament. He also co-hosts a podcast on biblical studies (onscript.study) and blogs regularly at theologicalmisc.net.
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 and has two children.
9.30am – 25th February 2017
The Well Christian Centre
£15, £10 concessions
More Information: wtctheology.org.uk/east-anglia-kingdom-theology-day