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Who Are The Sinners Today?

In his new book, Sinners, Greg Carey claims that Jesus “never calls ordinary sinners to repentance.” Although Jesus talks about the need for repentance in general terms, according to Carey, he never singles out an individual and directs him or her to repent in particular terms. Carey does not dismiss the need of every individual for repentance. Instead, he points out that Jesus’ righteous and compassionate presence seems to prompt repentance without needing to call for it. [Read more…]