Make Manifest

Martin Luther recommended “sinning boldly”. This was not meant to be a license for doing whatever one wanted and relying on the grace of God, but rather an indication of how dangerous secret sins can be. Make your sins manifest by sharing them with someone else; dilute their power by bringing them into the discernment of a community. Call it confession, if you like.

“Confession without Shame” Jonathan Wilson-Hartgove

Bring to Light
Confessing My Fear of Trayvon Martin
Prepare for Confession
Confession Before Thanksgiving
About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).


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