On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Eric Ortlund discuss the purpose of Job, suffering, the character of God, Christian friendship, along with his book, Suffering Wisely and Well the Grief of Job and the Grace of God (Crossway, 2022).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The purpose of Job and what the book of Job teaches us.
  • The kinds of suffering we experience in our lifetime.
  • Whether Job proves a justification of God’s tolerance of evil to us.
  • The character of God and our trials.
  • The purpose of lament in our Christian lives.
  • What Christian friendship looks like and what it entails.
  • What to do with our questions and doubt in the Christian life.

About the Guest

Eric Ortlund (PhD, University of Edinburgh) teaches at Oak Hill College in London, England. He previously taught Old Testament at Briercrest College and Seminary in Saskatchewan, Canada, for ten years. He and his wife, Erin, have two children.

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