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?

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The Discount Continues
0:45
It's like L'Abri.
1:58
The Merciful
4:01
Mercy is the context of Christianity and Judaism
11:32
What sets Mercy apart?
18:16
Worries about Mercy
21:42
The Example of Jonah
23:49
The Language of Retribution
29:43
The Difference Between Mercy and Forgiveness
34:21
The Pastoral Dimensions of Mercy
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