Author: Brian A.F. Beckstrom

Rev. Brian A.F. Beckstrom is Campus Pastor at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Blessed are the Undocumented? A Reflection on Matthew 5:1-12

[1] When preaching on the Beatitudes it’s easy to default to two common interpretations. The first is to individualize the statements, making them into a scheme for securing God’s blessing. Such an approach assumes that if we adhere to the qualities outlined by Jesus, God will be more apt to bless and love us. [2] […]