The Revised Common Lectionary is taking the church through the book of Job this month. We at Lockerbie Central are taking these four weeks plus the first Sunday in November (all Saints day) to examine how we respond to suffering.
The idea for the series comes from Rob Bell’s latest book and Tour, Drop Like Stars: A Few thoughts on suffering and Creativity. Coincidently, Rob Bell will be in Indianapolis on December 11.
Along with Job and Drop Like Stars, we will also use Gustavo Guitterez’ On Job: God-talk and the Suffering of the Innocent. And for good measure, we will also look at Bart Ehrman’s God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question, Why We Suffer.