Sin

Talk about Sin, Part VI: What Jesus does with Sin!

Talk about Sin, Part VI: What Jesus does with Sin!

The Rev. Greg Jones reflects on different ways that Jesus' death has been understood as saving, as a death 'for us'. He explores Jewish, Roman, and Modern ways of talking about our atonement with God through Jesus.

Talk About Sin, Part V: Our Journey Home

Talk About Sin, Part V: Our Journey Home

Even after we face up to our sin and hurtful behavior, change is elusive. Fervent and well-meaning resolutions to be better rarely produce lasting change and often backfire, causing despair and deeper backsliding. Real repentance occurs in the context of a love that is unconditional, that does not demand that we change in order to go on loving us. 

This is deeply paradoxical and unnerving, but it’s only in the context of unconditional love that real change, real personal development, can occur. And it’s this kind of love that Jesus extends to us. 

Talk About Sin: Lent, Part 1— Observing Sin

Talk About Sin: Lent, Part 1— Observing Sin

Jeff Hensley explores the history of the idea of sin, and the relevance of many of the Church's ways of talking about sin to understanding our lives today. Week One in our Lent Program, Talk about Sin! St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC. March 10, 2019.

Talk about Sin: Lent, Part II— Anger

Talk about Sin: Lent, Part II— Anger

The Rev. Robert Fruehwirth explores anger as a physiological phenomenon with profound spiritual, relational, and societal effects. This is part two in the St. Michael's Church Lent Series, Talk about Sin.