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Why We Go To Confession

Confession is scary. Bringing your sins to light is scary. But to another person? An ordained minister? It doesn’t get more real than that. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is another one of those things in orthodox Christianity that we would never think of doing unless Jesus actually wanted us to do it. Like drinking His blood, or eating […]

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My “January 1” is the Confessional Booth

The first week of January 2014 is wrapping up and my social media has been inundated with those New Year “fresh start” posts.  One of the more common ones is “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley said that – or at least that’s what […]

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For All Time and Eternity

There is one phrase from the Latter Day Saints that I have kept with me all these years since I was Mormon. Even though this phrase and the manner in which the LDS use it are theologically troubling, I do like the sentiment. When the LDS get married it is a very big deal. This […]

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Church of Pie

Here at UGA I sometimes attend a service known as Wesley, which is the Methodist group that meets on campus every Wednesday night. I’ve only been a handful of times, but in every instance it has been so inspiring to see a room full of hundreds, in fact well over a thousand, UGA students who […]

The Sacraments: Where are they in the Bible?

“Why do I need to confess my sins to a priest?” Because Jesus said so!! Maybe you’ve heard these questions (or similar ones) before: “Why do you have Confirmation?” “Why do you believe communion is actually Jesus’ body?” “Why do I need to confess my sins to a priest? It doesn’t say that in the Bible!” […]

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