Voices from the Ragged Edge: The Gritty Spirituality of Lament
With Richard Middleton
Given the amazing biblical vision of God’s intentions for the flourishing of earthly life, what are we to do in times of crisis and suffering, when God’s purposes do not seem to be fulfilled? This presentation will probe the nature and power of the lament psalms as faithful models for bold and honest prayer to the God of all creation. Not only are these psalms grounded in the very pattern of the biblical story, but they provide the people of God with a powerful existential resource for processing pain in a manner that leads to genuine hope both for ourselves and those with whom we minister.
Dr. Richard Middleton
Dr. Middleton holds a Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (in a joint-degree program with the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto) and serves as an adjunct professor of theology at Roberts Wesleyan College and an adjunct professor of Old Testament at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Kingston, Jamaica.