Scandal and Shame in the Church

Monday, 31 Aug 2015

'Forgiveness'¦is an ongoing act of love that must be constantly reenacted.'
Skandalon is a word dear to the first-semester Greek student’it literally means ‘stumbling block.’ To English speakers, scandal connotes a lewd CNN headline or a story from the next church over. Scandal is engrossing and lets us shake our heads in superior disgust. We would never do anything so icky and dumb. The Greek student, at this point, excitedly reminds us what scandal really means’not a titillating but ultimately inconsequential diversion from our boring lives; a scandal is something that trips us up and affects us in a dangerous way, not merely a ...

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