The Theology of Blessings

Matt, Alastair, and Derek debrief Fiducia Supplicans and undertake a brief theology of blessings.

In the wake of a controversial Vatican document favorable toward blessing those in same-sex relationships, Matt, Alastair, and Derek discuss what exactly blessings are, what they do, and why we should get this right.

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Fiducia Supplicans

The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary, Jonathan T. Pennington [affiliate link]

Karl Barth

I Will Surely Multiply Your Offspring: An Old Testament Theology of the Blessing of Progeny with Special Attention to the Latter Prophets, Jamie Viands [affiliate link]

Aaronic Blessing

Fred Sanders speaking at the 2023 EFCA conference


Vatican Bomb
Having Been Blessed, We Bless
Genesis 1:28
Asher vs Barak
Human Procreation
Priestly Blessing
But what does blessing DO?
Blessed Be God
New Testament
A Good Word

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