On a recent Sunday I had the opportunity to preach on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) at First Christian Church of Decatur (Ga.), where I am serving as an intern as part of my seminary studies at Candler School of Theology of Emory University. Without going
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5) In our testosterone poisoned culture, meek is a four-letter word. Can you think of any ad campaign that uses the word meek? Meek draws up images of weakness and cowed submissiveness. How would
Part 2 of 3 | Part 1 | Part 3 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) Mourning does not sound like a blessed condition. Grief hurts. To sugarcoat grief is evil. Grief is a fact of life. Everything ends.
We lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks are blessed. Really? Aye, it’s a real mixed bag out there. We gain some victories but we are still pariahs in too many places in this world. Still, I assert, we are blessed. I say that on no
Christians believe the Bible is a resource for all ages. However a few Churches in Columbia Maryland have updated “The Beatitudes”… originally presented at the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5: 1-11): Blessed are the poor in spirit, they are rife consumers for all manner