Devalued Message

January 04, 2007

The Rocky Mountain News has an article about how Ted Haggard’s scandal has stopped his growing role as an author. The line in the article that especially jumped out came from Don Pape, the former vice president and publisher at WaterBrook Press. He explained about Haggard: “His story - what more can be said? He has devalued his message.”

That is a really good way of putting it—he “devalued his message.” This is another reminder from this sad case about how important it is to be careful how we act so that we do not undermine our message. This is particularly important for Christians because we have such an important message.