The Beatitudes: “The Merciful”

Matt, Alastair, and Derek come to "Blessed are the merciful."

Continuing the series of discussions on the Beatitudes, Matt, Alastair, and Derek come to “Blessed are the merciful.” Mercy is a virtue that has enormous possibilities for social transformation. It is so central to God’s identity and to ours as His creation. But what is the relation of mercy to justice? And what is the relation of mercy to forgiveness? What does the structure of Scripture teach us about mercy?

The Book of the Month is Baptism: A Guide to Life from Death by Dr. Peter Leithart. It is part of the Christian Essentials Series. Get a 40% discount using the promo code MEREFIDELITYMAY21. Leithart reunifies a church divided by baptism. He recovers the baptismal imagination of the Bible, explaining how baptism works according to Scripture. Then, in conversation with Christian tradition, he shows why baptism is something worth recovering and worth agreeing on.

Be sure to apply the discount to your purchase with the promo code MEREFIDELITYMAY21 as you checkout.

The Davenant House is a retreat study center located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in upstate South Carolina. Surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation and complete with large wrap-around porches and hiking trails that enable one to enjoy it, the Davenant House provides an ideal location for quiet study, reflection, and contemplation of Christian wisdom, God’s Word, and his works. Add in a nice library of books, good food, and a beautiful facility and all that remains is to fill it with people hungry to go deeper and fellowship together – people like you! Visit for more information.


The Discount Continues
It's like L'Abri.
The Merciful
Mercy is the context of Christianity and Judaism
What sets Mercy apart?
Worries about Mercy
The Example of Jonah
The Language of Retribution
The Difference Between Mercy and Forgiveness
The Pastoral Dimensions of Mercy
Mere Fidelity is a listener-supported venture, and we can only grow as our supporters make it possible. Support Us on Patreon