Scott Postma

Discover your significance, create meaningful art, and make a difference that actually matters

A Matter of the Heart

There is an argument that has been raging in Western civilization since the Enlightenment: does God exist? Standing in the background to all the endless philosophical and moral arguments for proofs of God’s existence are the illuminating words of Jesus: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew […]

The Law of the Harvest

There is a law in nature—in God’s cosmos—that says you reap what you sow. Paul reminded the Galatians of this law when he told them: ““Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Reaping what you sow may be a good […]

Giving an Appetite to the Dead

Righteousness is a full and complex idea. It can include uprightness in personal living, justice in social contexts, or the perfect fulfillment of the Law of God. Unfortunately, achieving righteousness on our own is a bleak aspiration. Fortunately, Jesus didn’t say we needed to secure righteousness on our own to be […]

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

Meekness sounds like weakness. Sometimes it can feel that way too. In reality, meekness carries with it the idea of not being overly impressed by a sense of one’s self-importance. Jesus taught his disciples that the meek shall inherit the earth–a paradox of the highest order considering the might-makes-right mindset of […]

Where Comfort Comes From

Life on earth is not always easy; it’s full of hardship and heartache. The good news is that Jesus pronounced a blessing on those who mourn, promising that they shall be comforted. The problem with some Christians is they have taken the verse to mean they should adopt this as the […]

There is a Difference

To the chagrin of some during his earthly ministry, Jesus did not call his disciples to be revolutionaries. And to the surprise of many who follow him into this millennium, he does not call us to be congenially counter-cultural. There is a difference. One overthrows and destroys. The other attempts to politely […]

Understand or Understood?

A wise man takes his pleasure being first to understand; his opposite, in sharing all he thinks is grand. “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” (Proverbs 18:2, ESV)