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Swept Away: Confession and Society


A few weeks ago, Ohioan Matthew Cordle posted a video to YouTube admitting he'd killed someone in a drunk driving accident. Some said his confession was self-serving, others lauded him for it. This hour, we'll discuss the act of confession from religious and legal perspectives and examine what good it does the self and society to admit fault.


  • Mandie Trimble, WOSU reporter
  • Mike Close, lawyer, former common pleas judge and former court of appeals judge
  • Rev. Dr. Henry J. Langknecht, professor at Trinity Lutheran Seminary