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The S Word

What Sin Is & How It Has Infiltrated Our Systems

Recorded on September 27, 2023, 8 – 9:30 PM ET
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What do naked mole rats, the Millenium Bridge, & systemic injustice have in common? Why, in his letter to the Romans, does Paul emphasize sin as more of a person at work rather than individual shortcomings? What is Paul attempting to communicate about sin?


In this one-night class, Dr. Matthew Croasmun will explore Paul’s uses of “Sin” language in Romans 5-8 and how we might see the effects of sin at play in our world today.

Topics We'll Cover:

Paul’s use of “sin” language, especially in Romans 5-8
How sin emerges from complex systems of human sinning
How persons emerge from complex systems generally
Systemic racism as a modern incarnation of the “Body of Sin”
Why personal discipleship, social action, and deliverance ministry may all be reasonable Christian responses to sin

This Class Includes:

One-night live class
Live Q&A session
Link to class recording
Downloadable class slides

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Dr. Matthew Croasmun is an Associate Research Scholar and the Director of the Life Worth Living program at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School and a Lecturer of Divinity and Humanities at Yale University. I serve as the Faith Initiative Director at Grace Farms Foundation. And I’m a pastor at the Elm City Vineyard Church, which I helped plant in 2007 and where I served as lead pastor for six years. 

In everything I do, my calling is to help people ask and answer the big questions of life across important and enduring lines of difference.