What did Jesus mean when he taught us to pray, “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us?”

On December 13, 2018, Faith Talks welcomed New Testament scholar Wesley Hill to examine the inner workings of confession and forgiveness. Why does the Anglican tradition include regular corporate confession? Are we sure everyone has sinned between confessions? And what did it mean for Jesus to ask for forgiveness in the prayer he taught us? The audience and a panel (featuring a layperson, a scholar, and a priest) discussed these and other aspects of forgiveness.

Hill’s presentation draws from his book on the Lord’s Prayer (forthcoming from Lexham Press). It focuses on one question: What does our forgiving others have to do with God’s forgiving us? Must we somehow win God’s forgiveness by extending grace to others?

Read the lecture by Wesley Hill and response by Amber Noel