The Collective “Ouch!”

Blessed are those who mourn. Jesus neither instructs us to drown in our sorrows in perpetual melancholy nor to drown our sorrows in the intoxicants of happy thoughts and positive confessions. Many, while failing to weep with the Father over his broken beloveds, buoy themselves by singing victory choruses and filling their pockets with promise …

What’s In It For Us?

Some hunger for the righteousness that promises earthly rewards and some heavenly, but the better way––whether in the hereafter or the here and now––is to live the best version of ourselves while enjoying intimacy with the Rewarder himself. The most exquisite rewards are those that come from living so near him that you hear his …

Mourning Mammonism

Blessed are those who mourn. It’s impossible to serve the true God and the false god called “Mammon” at the same time, yet we keep trying to do just that. Ouch! Having sanctified, spiritualized, and sanitized Mammonism, a segment of the American Church might be the most culpable of all. Instead of mourning the money-madness …

The Groan of the Godly

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” Lament is an indispensable posture for the person who loves Jesus and loves the same people he loves. Those who do it are “comforted” by the fact that they are loving people in a way similar to the way Jesus loves them and are therefore …