Rethinking Sin

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If you saw Les Miserables at the cinema or on the West End or Broadway you will know that a major scene occurs when the main protagonist Jean Valjean steals some bread to feed his starving family. 

If you go into any Sunday School in the world and ask the kids to name a few sins I am pretty sure that stealing would be up there on the list.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the greatest theologians to have ever lived and his work is  agreed by many as having a hugely positive and lasting effect on Christian thinking today. There is also evidence that he was involved with a plot to kill Adolf Hitler.

If you read that list of sins over again, I am sure that murder would be most kids’ top choice of sins.

So is stealing a sin or not? Continue reading