Course Description

This course can be taken in-person or online. In-person enrollment includes free access to the online lectures. Class size is limited.

In-Person Course Dates: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, September 9 - November 11

Location: 3901 Normal Blvd, Suite 101, Lincoln, NE

The online course includes ten high-quality, prerecorded, 2-hour video lectures with study notes, available the day following each in-person class, until November 23.

The book of Job is one of the oldest stories in Sacred Scripture, and poses one of the oldest questions: Why do good people suffer? But this question is in fact the gateway to another larger question: What is God really like, and what is he up to in the midst of the things that seem hardest to understand.

In this study, we’ll put our minds together to contemplate these questions as we read and ponder the book of Job. And we’ll consider the different positions represented not only by the title character, but also by his wife, by his friends, and even by God himself, as he “comes out of hiding” to reveal himself to Job later in the book.

Job is a suffering servant, and many if not all of us can relate, having suffered at various times ourselves as we try to serve God in the best way we know how. Job is also a sign of Christ—the book is presented to us in such a way that we as readers will draw this connection. And of course, as Christians, we hope that our lives, too, will be signs of Christ in a world of suffering.

Join us as we take ten weeks to explore these matters together.

Registration Options

This course can be taken in-person or online. In-person registration includes free access to the online class recordings, available through November 23. Clergy and members of religious orders may select the discounted registration options.


Associate Teacher

Chad Steiner

Chad completed his undergraduate studies in Philosophy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while studying the biblical languages and biblical introduction and interpretation on the side. Following graduation, he taught with his father at a small Bible institute in Lincoln for a number of years before moving to England with his wife Kacy to begin graduate work in biblical studies. Upon their return to Lincoln in 2005, Chad resumed teaching and writing full time with the institute where he remained until its closure in 2013. His interests lie especially in cultivating Christian unity, and in sharing the task of interpreting Sacred Scripture with Christians across denominational lines. He and his family were received into the Church at the Easter Vigil at St. Peter in 2011. Since then he has enjoyed singing in the choir and helping as an occasional catechist for the RCIA program at the parish. He and Kacy have eight children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, a rabbit, and many Legos.