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Episode 268: Diagnosing the Problem, Part Four--Sin, Uncleanness, and Sickness

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It's really easy (and tempting) for "religious" voices to equate sickness with sin--as in, "If you're sick, you must have done something wrong."  And what's difficult is that there are at least some Biblical passages that give that suggestion, not to mention a long strand of Christian theology that suggests all sickness, maladies, and death are the consequence of human sin, whether now or in our ancestral past.  That presents its own set of problems, to be sure, but then again, in some ways sin really is like a sickness or impurity, in that it is a power we can be captivated by beyond our choosing, and which needs healing.  So... how do we make sense of why and how the Scriptures sometimes talk about sin like it is a terminal condition we are all born with, and how do we avoid the pitfalls and dangers of misusing that metaphor?  That's where our conversation takes us today as pastors Sarah, Erica, and Steve look at what we mean when we talk about sin, as part of our Lenten series this year, "Diagnosing the Problem."  Check it out here!

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