July 8-9, 2015 Job, the Cross and the Question of Suffering
This course will enhance participant’s pastoral care skills by using the book of Job as a lens through which to view loss and pastoral responses to loss. Team-taught by a biblical scholar and pastoral care practitioner and teacher, this course will explore biblical, theological and pastoral responses to suffering, loss and grief. What can we say about God, the world and human beings in the face of inexplicable suffering? How can we walk alongside those in grief in a way the leads them back to life? Participants are asked to read the whole book of Job before the first day of class.
Contact Hours: 6
Class Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Kathryn Schifferdecker, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary
- Carla Dahl, Professor of Formation, Assistant Director for Leader Development, Bethel University