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Episode 266: Diagnosing the Problem, Part Two--Missing the Mark

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If all we've ever heard is that our mistakes demand punishment, we'll be constantly afraid of a God who stands over us as judge.  But as we're discovering this Lent in this new series from pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve, the Scriptures actually have a number of ways of talking about the problem we call "sin." And while sometimes that includes the language of breaking laws or incurring debts, the Bible also talks about sin as going astray, missing the mark, or going off course.  And those kinds of problems don't need punishment--they need someone to help us get back on course or to straighten out our aim.  The metaphors we use for the problem of sin give us a different picture of what we hope for in a Savior, and so it's worth this deeper look into sin as "missing the mark." In a conversation that ranges from the endless plague of dirty laundry to one-off jokes from The Big Bang Theory to theologians of centuries past, we hope you'll find some new insight in this latest episode of Crazy Faith Talk.

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