We live by a “fudge factor,” seeing our value in our achievements as greater than they really are. God, however, sees us as we really are: sinful, irrational beings willing to cheat and lie to ourselves, exaggerating our accomplishments to others. Despite our faults, God also views us as inherently valuable, based not on our flawed image but His perfect one.

This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Richard J. Poupard about his Volume 41, no. 2 cover feature article, “Lying to Ourselves: Why We Cheat.”

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