Contemplate the Excellent

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 The kind of “excellence” about which Paul speaks here has to do with moral excellence. It’s not about students doing an excellent job …

Dobson on the Border

As beloved as James Dobson is to the evangelical community, predominantly among those of us with white skin and grey hair (if any hair at all), having the audacity to expose a flaw of his, I might as well claim that Smokey Bear was a pyromaniac or Billy Graham smoked crack. Most of my contemporaries …

Acknowledge the Admirable 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 E. Stanley Jones said: "My mind was made for his thought, my will for his purposes, my emotions for his love." To this …