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Confusing Transparency and Integrity

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Christianity, Confession, Religion

Transparency is highly valued. People hate hypocrisy. They despise people being phony. They would rather known what someone or something is really all about than something being presented falsely. But there is a difference between transparency and integrity. The two should never be confused. Transparency is seeing something for what it really is. If it […]

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Erwin McManus on Integrity and Authenticity

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Books, Religion

Erwin McManus shares some thought provoking thoughts on character, integrity, and authenticity that we all should digest in his book Stand Against the Wind: Fuel for the Revolution of Your Soul. You can purchase this book for a couple bucks and it is well worth it. This quote speaks as much to the culture of […]

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10 Dangers of Authenticity

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Christianity, Confession, Religion, Sin, Small Groups, Thoughts

There is a great desire today for people to be real. People want to be told like it is…no hypocrisy, no glossing over and certainly no “holier than thou” approaches. What we have seen has been refreshing for the most part – a real desire for authenticity among Christian leaders, teachers, and preachers. This is […]

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Authenticity Revisited

November 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Bible, Christianity, Church, Ezekiel, Old Testament, Religion

Fill in the blanks with your best guess in this passage from Ezekiel 21:2-3: “Son of man, set your face against ____________ and preach against the _________. Prophesy against the land of ______ and say to her: ‘This is what the Lord says: I am against you…” You might expect the blanks to be filled […]

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Abusing Authenticity

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Blogging, Christianity, Church, New Testament, Religion

There is little doubt that authenticity appeals to people. We don’t see as much of the people who speak from on high delivering holy decree after holy decree as if the messenger was half as holy as the words he spoke. One of the reasons authors like Donald Miller are so popular is that there […]

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Can You Script Authentic?

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Christianity, Preaching, Religion, Teaching

I have been previewing curriculum, video series, and small group materials for some upcoming quarters and I have noticed a common thread in most of the videos I have seen. There is a move that has taken place from talking at the viewer to talking to the viewer. Two of the presenters I have seen […]

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John Alan Turner on Authenticity

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Bible, Old Testament

It doesn’t get much more authentic than Adam and Eve naked in the garden. What can we learn from that? See his post to find out. Also keep them in your prayers as his family deals with a loss.

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