On the political landscape elected officials play the transparency card, but if there were true transparency there would be no need for subpoenas, public records requests and investigative reporters. On the spiritual level we’d like to think that Christians are above reproach; however, even they can lack transparency. Paul said, “Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God” (1 Cor 4:5 NIV).