Upcoming Events for Rejoicing in Lament

Cover ArtJ. Todd Billings, author of Rejoicing in Lament, will be speaking at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School on October 21. His message is titled Hope for Mortals: The Church’s Witness in the Midst of Dying and Death.

Often Christians inhabit a theological vision guided by instrumental outcomes – a growth in the evangelistic and social outreach of the church, a revitalization of community and discipleship. But what happens to the church’s witness when all of our grand plans and visions for change stop short against the brick wall of death? In this lecture, J. Todd Billings reflects upon the way in which death, although the last enemy to be destroyed through Christ, also has the possibility of exposing the nature of a Christian hope which goes beyond trusting in our own efforts and plans.

Also, Reformed Theological Seminary is featuring Rejoicing in Lament in their Current Read program, and Billings will be speaking at the RTS President’s Forum on November 4.