One of my professors in graduate school, Martin Marty, once said in class that the biblical doctrine of sin is the most empirically proven of all religious doctrines — "just look at all the evil in our world."
The summer season is upon us and many rejoice in returning to the outdoor activities that were missed during the winter months. Our streets and beaches are starting to flood with local residents and visiting vacationers alike, but sunbathing and swimming aren’t the only ways to enjoy the waterfront and gorgeous weather this season.
In the past, I’ve had my fair share of garage sales. Every time within hours of starting one, I would say, “Never again!” Then, within hours of the sale ending, I would load up all the leftovers and say, “Never again!”