Virtual Book Launch: ‘Sarah’s Laughter: Doubt, Tears & Christian Hope

Date(s) - November 5, 2020
7:00 am - 8:00 am

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Please join us on Thursday, November 5 for the virtual launch of Sarah’s Laughter: Doubt, Tears, and Christian Hope by Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra. He will be joined in conversation by Regent’s Dr. Rhonda McEwen.

In Sarah’s Laughter: Doubt, Tears, and Christian Hope, Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra draws on his distinctive positioning as a Sri Lankan Christian theologian – one who has lived and ministered in contexts shaped by the destruction of natural disasters and the violence of human evil – to confront the intellectual, moral, and political challenges posed to faith in the increasingly broken world of the twenty-first century. Yet far from being an abstract discussion of theodicy, this book is intimate and vulnerable, embracing the biblical practice of lament and inviting an authentic response to grief – one that makes space for serious doubt and profound questioning. Sharing his own ongoing journey with suffering and a questing faith, Ramachandra reminds us that lament and joy, faith and protest, clarity and ambiguity, belong together in faithful Christian discipleship. It is not in bypassing the darkness of the world, but in embracing it – in imitation of the incarnate God – that we may glimpse the new creation.

Dr. Ramachandra lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He holds both a B.S. (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of London. An Anglican lay-theologian, writer, teacher and human rights advocate, he combines multiple interests in his international work with IFES, a global partnership of over 150 university-level Christian movements.

This event is being sponsored by IFES Global (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students).

Questions for Dr. Ramachandra can be submitted during the event to


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