Fenton’s Friday Five

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Fenton’s Friday Five has arrived early! Shhh… and please do not tell anyone. Releasing this confidential information could get me expelled from the Preacher’s Union. Christmas has not always been one of my favorite holidays. I could give you the reasons, but I will spare you the angst of my childhood. (With apologies to my […]

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Fenton’s Friday Five

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5. Best quote I heard this week: “God does not want puppets, He wants people” (from an online lecture by N.T. Wright).  A question that could arise from this quote is: If God doesn’t want puppets, then why do Christian parents and leaders want puppets? Of course you and I do not want puppets…but don’t […]

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Fenton’s Friday Five

Posted on Posted in Current Events, Growing in Character, Leadership and Character, Organizational Character, Relationships, Taming the Tongue

Fenton’s Friday Five is back after a break for the summer. During this long hot summer, I know you have frantically clicked on www.characterpath.com each Friday anxiously anticipating some earthshaking, new insight, only to be disappointed. And now, the long wait is over. (Yes, this paragraph is intended as sarcasm.) 5. The most intriguing sports […]

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A recent Pew Research Center report has caused handwringing in the cultural Christianity crowd and handclapping by the hardcore secularist crowd.  This report indicated that Christians are sharply declining as a share of the American population.  But both sets of spear-carriers in the on-going culture wars may have missed the real significance of the numbers […]

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5. There are character issues that you will never understand until you are committed to doing what is right. Lack of commitment inevitably leads to lack of character. Yet, commitment to doing what is right does not guarantee that good character will result. It is the first step in the long path of character building. […]

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