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 …

Addicted to Positivity

Blessed are those who mourn. I’m a charismatic. Joyful songs, lifting hands, shouts of triumph along with some dancing peppered in when I have the strength are all part of my preferred hour (or two) of congregational worship. We “Spirit-filled” folk love services that we can experience palpably, while at the same time we tend …

The Heavenly Weeper

Though ranting over the evil of the world and rushing headlong into the penalty phase may make us feel righteously superior, it actually exposes our spiritual childishness. It is lamentable that no amount of brainy people working together, no politician or party, and no innovation of science can hold back the tide of our sin …