Praying LamentBy Brittany Stichter on September 30, 2016
This week in chapel, Dr. Gombis and Dr. Greer helped us to sit in the story of Lazarus' death and Mary's reaction to it (John 11:28-37). They invited us to "soak in the story and lament alongside Scripture."
They briefly looked at the New Testament's perspective on lament, but spent the majority of chapel praying as a community. "In the New Testament, lament is portrayed as truth speaking about the condition of this world."
Join us in praying this lament.
About the Speakers
Dr. Greer serves at GRTS as associate professor of Old Testament and director of the Hesse Memorial Archaeological Lab at GRTS. Dr. Greer is also the associate director of excavations and is the residing zooarchaeologist at Tel Dan. He and his wife Jennifer have three children.
Dr. Gombis serves at GRTS as associate professor of New Testament. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Tyndale Fellowship and the Institute for Biblical Research. His research interests include the Gospel of Mark, Paul's letters and theology and encounters between biblical theology and contemporary culture and politics.