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“All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not deadly,” 1 John 5:16-17

Dr. Paul Thigpen |
April 28, 2010 No Comments

Marcus welcomes good friend Dr. Paul Thigpen. Dr. Thigpen was formerly a secular, New Age practitioner when he had his Christian conversion. He became an Evangelical pastor before he made the journey home to the Catholic Church. Marcus and Paul discuss the Catholic Church’s teaching on mortal and venial sin, which is found in the Bible.

Scripture verse: 1 John 5: 16-17

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Dr. Paul Thigpen

Paul Thigpen is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and grew up on one of the sea islands along the Georgia coast. He received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Yale University and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. He has served on the theology faculty of several colleges and universities and is currently editor for TAN Books, a publishing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Paul is an award-winning journalist and the best-selling author of forty-four books. His works have been translated into a dozen languages and published around the world.

Paul loves to sing. He was a first-tenor soloist with the Yale Glee Club and the lead singer in a Christian rock band that pioneered contemporary Christian music throughout Europe in the early seventies. He also had a small speaking part in the 1979 CBS made-for-television movie ORPHAN TRAIN, in which he played a character named “Thigpen.” Paul has even been known to do improv comedy with some of his college students in campus coffee houses.


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