Confession of Sin: Things Left Undone

There is something in the Anglican service that really makes me uncomfortable. It is not something I encountered often before I experienced the classic Christian liturgy. At the Confession of Sin, we pray:

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,

But if I’m being honest, its the next line that rattles […]

By |2022-03-21T11:45:18-05:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Confession and Mercy in an Age of Justice


A few months ago here in Waco, Texas, where I live, a man was given 50 years in prison without parole for stealing a rack of pork ribs.

He was a repeat offender, and he had threatened to pull a knife on the grocers who caught him with the rack of ribs tucked up his shirt. He was lying about […]

By |2019-01-04T22:42:55-06:00August 6th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |10 Comments
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