Author: Kamal Weerakoon

The Glory of the Humble One

This article is part 6 of 6 in the series Not Ashamed of the Gospel of HumilityWe live in a culture of pride. We think that in order to be healthy and happy, that we have to define our selves by what we like, and what makes us happy and fulfilled – and then aggressively assert such a self-definition in public (we surveyed this in post one of this series). The Bible is kind and honest enough to warn us that such self-assertion is pride, which is neither good and healthy. Rather, it is deeply destructive – it insults God...

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Humbly Serving Others

This article is part 5 of 6 in the series Not Ashamed of the Gospel of HumilityWe live in a culture of pride. We take self-definition, self-fulfilment, and self-assertion for granted. The Bible is kind and honest enough to warn us that this proud self-focus is actually deeply destructive – it insults God and alienates us from each other. But worst of all, this self-aggrandising pride is completely opposite to Jesus. Ironically, the path to true confidence is to trust Jesus in his humility. “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord” (1 Cor 1:31; 2 Cor 10:17). We...

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Confident in Christ’s Humility

This article is part 4 of 6 in the series Not Ashamed of the Gospel of HumilityWe live in a culture of pride. We take self-definition, self-fulfilment, and self-assertion for granted. The Bible is kind and honest enough to warn us that this proud self-focus is actually deeply destructive – it insults God and alienates us from each other. But the biggest problem with contemporary pride is how completely opposite it is to Jesus in his humility. We’ve surveyed all this in our first three posts in this series. The Glory of Divine Humility Reformed theology is traditionally distinctively...

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The Humble King

This article is part 3 of 6 in the series Not Ashamed of the Gospel of HumilityWe live in a culture of pride. We take for granted that independence, self-confidence, self-assertion, and self-direction, are all aspects of what it means to be a healthy human being. In contrast, the Bible demonstrates that this kind of self-focus is both dangerous and destructive. It insults God, and fractures our relationships with other people.[1]We reviewed all this in the first and second posts in this series. But if all this wasn’t bad enough, the core problem with pride is its difference from...

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My Kingdom Come

This article is part 2 of 6 in the series Not Ashamed of the Gospel of HumilityOne aspect of a post-Christian society is the normality of pride. Pride no longer means arrogance. It means self-definition, self-assertion, self-confidence. This is all seen as good, normal, and healthy. We Christians need to understand this normalisation of pride today because it makes Christianity sound unrealistic and implausible. I introduced these ideas in my previous post in this series. The Bible is crazy enough to warn us that this kind of self-assertion is actually dangerous and destructive. It makes us kick God out of our...

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