I’ve just read two books with a lot in common. Both are about men committed to conservative politics who achieved political influence before falling big when the lure of power led to compromise.
What makes Tim Goeglin’s story different -- and refreshing -- is he confessed his sin: no excuses, no hiding, no hedging. While writing a regular column in a small Indiana newspaper, Tim who was Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, plagiarized.
Tim’s White House career was over, but his open confession led to redemption in both relationships and reputation. In fact, the first time I met him, Tim told me the whole story -- humbly and honestly.
If we desire a moral reformation in society, we must allow for, encourage, and practice confession. And I am thankful for Tim Goeglein’s example. Come to thePointRadio.org, to learn more about Tim’s book The Man in the Middle and to hear a special podcast with Tim and Chuck Colson. For the Point, I’m John Stonestreet.