About the Event
Join us for a six week Zoom Bible study/Virtual retreat on Job. Meeting are Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (Pacific Day Time).
“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.” Job 1:21(KJV).
This often quoted and misquoted verse epitomizes what most people remember about the book of Job — an awful story of hardship, loss and affliction. But there is so much more to this OT book!
First, it is wisdom literature, and as such it has much to say about God, our relationship with God and the human condition in the 21st century. That’s right. It addresses life today… right here…in the United States! Secondly, it addresses our ability to know God and the nature of the God we worship as postmodern, Roman Catholic, Christians today.
Please register soon to ensure that you will have the text that accompanies this study. The price is included in your registration fee. When registering — please indicte if you would like to pickup the book at San Damiano’s Gift Shop or if you would like to mailed directly to you.
***Please call or text Kateri at 925-785-9850 if you prefer to register by phone. Thank you!
About the Presenter(s)Walt Sears
Walt Sears is a Roman Catholic lay ecclesial minister and catechist, experienced in adult education, faith formation and biblical exegesis and exposition. He has over fifteen years teaching Catholic Bible study and has an MA in theology/religious philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (GTU). Walt has taught courses on Theology of the Incarnation; Theodicy, The Question of Evil and the Nature of God; The Passion Narratives of John; Jews: God’s Chosen People; The Final Words of Christ from the Cross; and People of God: Hebrews, Israelites and Jews. A former columnist for Oakland’s The Catholic Voice, he is also a West Point graduate and former military officer. Walt has an MBA from UCLA and is currently serving as a hospital-based chaplain in central Ohio. He is married, is the father of two adult children and the blessed grandfather of two amazing grandchildren.
Cover picture by Tyrus Clutter, The Affliction of Job 1, 2021