The Fenton Five

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5. The rejection of the establishment, or maybe just the avoiding of it, is more than a 2016 political phenomenon.  It is a cultural shift that impacts almost every area of life.  Uber, the plethora of non-denominational churches, food trucks, home breweries, neighborhood newspapers, cable news, homeschooling, and self-publishing are just some of the ways […]

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Good Friday Five

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5. The Christian virtue that is to be practiced on Good Friday is repentance. We generally pay “lip service” to repentance because we think it is something we do with our lips. But thinking that saying “I am sorry” is repentance is like assuming that taking pain medication cures cancer. Repentance is: 1) the attitude […]

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Fenton’s Friday Five

Posted on Posted in Generosity, Growing in Character, Holiday Character, Personal Discipline, Uncategorized, What is Character?

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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