By Nature We Are Not Ill But Dead

By Nature We Are Not Ill But Dead

One of the first and greatest differences between the Augustinian understanding of Paul and what became the dominant understanding of Paul. By the 7th century and for most of a millennium following, the parable of the Good Samaritan (Mark 10:29–37) became the way that...
God Does Not Re-Define Sin Or Righteousness

God Does Not Re-Define Sin Or Righteousness

The words “felon,” “offender,” “convict,” “addict” and “juvenile delinquent” would be part of the past in official San Francisco parlance under new “person first” language guidelines adopted by the Board of Supervisors. Going forward, what was once called a convicted...
Therapy, Sin, and Shame

Therapy, Sin, and Shame

For most of world history, until quite recently, most of the world thought about the most basic questions in life categories of right and wrong or in legal categories. God was thought to be what he is thus we humans need to adjust to him. The world was thought to be...