Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Theology of Suffering

Saturday after Ash Wednesday
February 20, 2010

The Lord be with you

Yesterday, while I was at Gardner Webb University for my first course in my D.Min program, I was delighted to be told by my professor that Dr. Marva Dawn would be coming to our campus for a lecture. Dr. Dawn has written numerous books (of which I’ve read a few), lectured internationally, and just happens to be a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

The topic of her presentation is “The Theology of Suffering,” a subject she is intimately familiar with both from a book perspective and a personal perspective. In other words, when she speaks about suffering it is not just from an academic perspective, safely tucked away in an ivory tower, but also from a personal perspective. She has been in the trenches of suffering.

The lecture will be Tuesday, March 23. Registration begins at 9:30 AM. Lunch begins at noon, followed by a book signing. She will also be the guest speaker at the chapel service, 7:00 PM. Cost is $25.00 and includes lunch. Gardner Webb University is located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The presentation is part of the C.O. & Eliza Greene Lectures on Pastoral Ministry series.

Blessings in Christ
Pastor John Rickert

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