The Beatitudes: “Those Who Mourn”

Alastair, Derek, and Matt investigate the subject of mourning.

Continuing their series of discussions of the Beatitudes, Alastair, Derek, and Matt ask about mourning. What is the role of mourning in the Old Testament? Does our culture allow us to mourn properly? Is there joy to be found in mourning? Listen and consider why Jesus calls those who mourn blessed.

The Book of the Month is Baptism: A Guide to Life from Death by Peter J. Leithart. It is part of the Christian Essentials Series. 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. For the month of March 2021, Mere Fidelity listeners will get a 40% discount on their purchase of this volume with the code MEREFIDELITYMAR21 at checkout.


One Show, One Beatitude
A Biblical-Theological Account of Mourning
Permission to Mourn
"I return my ticket, sir."
The Old Testament: Mourning for the Nation
Embracing Mourning
Mourning Your Sin
Wisdom & Mourning
"God Rested" / Holy Saturday
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