Moral judgments are unavoidable. They’re also the most dangerous, and have provided the impetus for some of humanity’s greatest atrocities. How do we make moral judgments without viewing ourselves as superior to others?
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More of an accusation than a question, the mindset behind this phrase is exceedingly popular. Think of Christ’s timeless words: “Judge not, that you be not judged. (Matthew 7)” The awkward fact remains: Judgment is unavoidable; we can’t not judge. So, how do we learn to make wise judgments, and avoid becoming a judgmental person?
Sadly, many people think that Christians are nothing more than hypocrites who hold everyone else to an impossible standard. But if we’re honest with ourselves we have to admit that we frequently fail to live up to our own standards.
Hypocrisy is not the church’s problem; it’s not the government’s problem; it’s not the media’s problem; it’s our problem. Is there a cure? Is it possible to live a truly authentic life? We’ll explore these issues in this new series on the challenge of hypocrisy.