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Beatitudes: “Those Who Mourn”

March 30th, 2021 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

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.

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One Show, One Beatitutde [0:53]

Biblical-Theological Account of Mourning [2:00]

Permission to Mourn [8:52]

“I return my ticket, sir.” [14:25]

Old Testament: Mourning for the Nation [16:14]

Embracing Mourning [20:40]

Mourning Your Sin [27:53]

Wisdom & Mourning [35:16]

“God Rested”/Holy Saturday[42:52]


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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.