Poetry, Pain and Prayer: Lamentations and the Church

  • 533 West Almeria Road Phoenix, AZ, 85003 United States

Join us for a 3-hour seminar hosted by The Missional Training Center and take a deeper dive into Lamentations. 

Lamentations has never had a place of honor at the table of Christian spirituality. It is not one of those texts that everyone wants to converse with—a John’s Gospel, an Exodus, an Isaiah, a Romans. Were it left to us, it may well not have had a place at the table at all. Rather, like the desolate character of Lady Jerusalem sitting alone as people pass by on the other side of the road (Lam 1), the book of Lamentations itself has been passed by, ignored by the other guests. Instead of passing it by, together we will engage the book of Lamentations, and discover the value of faith, pain, and prayer in the manner of Christ.

Professor: Dr. Heath Thomas

Dr. Heath Thomas. Dr. Thomas is the Dean of Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry atHe also serves as Associate Vice President for Church Relations and Professor of Old Testament Oklahoma Baptist University. Prior to arriving at OBU, Dr. Thomas served as Director of Ph.D. Studies and Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

An OBU graduate (1998), Dr. Thomas also holds degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Gloucestershire (UK). Dr. Thomas has served on staff at churches in Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, and in the United Kingdom. Passionate about opening up the Scriptures for today, he preaches and teaches regularly, and serves as interim pastor when he is able. Dr. Thomas is married to Jill and they have four children (Harrison, Isabelle, Simon, and Sophia). 

Cost: $20 (Lunch Included) Due at the door

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