In the second part of Mere Fidelity’s discussion of the Beatitudes, Matt, Alastair, and Derek tackle the first bombshell that Jesus drops: Blessed are the poor in spirit. There’s a strong urge in most of us to spiritualize the “poor in spirit” part of that phrase. But it seems as if Jesus is talking about people who are literally lacking in money. How do we reconcile that with our Christian faith and trust in God? Listen.
The Book (or rather, Books) of the Month is the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology (12 vols.) from Lexham Press. This major series of new translations of Kuyper’s writings in public theology, marking a historic moment in Kuyper studies, is created in partnership with the Abraham Kuyper Translation Society and the Acton Institute. For the month of February 2021, Mere Fidelity listeners will get a $100 discount on their purchase of this volume with the code MEREFIDELITYFEB21 at checkout.