A Timeshare in Babylon

One of the greatest acts of Christian mislabelling is our ongoing use of the term 'personal sin'. Ours is a privatised and individualised world, a space of readily agreed boundaries where the great measure of morals is whether or not our behaviour 'harms anyone else'. If the answer to that loaded question is in the…

The pain of personal sin

I want to think about sin, sinning, and my sense of self. So often my mental processing of sin is impulsive, a kind of muscle memory which, in my worst moments, reflexively rebels against the right and towards the wrong; or it is tragically retrospective, picking up the shrapnel of self-detonation. These are important issues,…