If you weary of reality shows and wonder how you should think of them, Carl Trueman has given some careful thinking to understanding confession, restoration, and its relationship to public life.

A man who betrays his wife can be forgiven; but I am not sure he can be forgiven for making it an opportunity to further his career.  When Haggard talks of acceptance and does it on a TV show, and others cover their sleaze with blog talk of ‘sins of relational mobility’, is it any wonder that the world looks on with utter contempt?

When you hang your head in shame, the last thing you should be thinking about is whether the camera has caught your good side.

Read all of Trueman’s post, “Profumo, Haggard, and Real Shame.”