By Erin Roach
When former White House aide Timothy Goeglein realized he had been caught in a plagiarism scandal, he collapsed as a broken man, gripping the cross of Christ and genuinely hating himself.
After nearly eight years as deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, serving as the key point of contact between President George W. Bush and faith-based leaders, Goeglein had been exposed. He had “knowingly and repeatedly” plagiarized columns in his hometown newspaper.
“I was deceptive, and it was all rooted in vanity and pride,” Goeglein writes in his memoir, “The Man in the Middle” from B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.