There is maybe no question more central to who we are, or more contested in our society, than the question of identity. What is it? Where do you get it? Why is it so important? This is something that affects us at the most intimate, and personal level. And it is also something that is having a dramatic affect on our society. In this passage, Paul introduces the concept of "justification." As we'll see, this is not some dry, lifeless theological concept. It is at the center of what it means to have an identity.