Excellent or Praiseworthy – May 2021

Here’s a list of articles, music, and blog posts from around the web. Everything listed here was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of May. I hope it blesses you.

“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

1. Manners for Social Media in Polarized Times

Some great advice about reflecting Christ’s heart while engaging social media.

2. The Claim about Homosexuality in the Film 1946 Is Irrelevant

I suspect this film about the alleged mistranslation of the word “homosexual” will cause a big hoopla. Christians should arm themselves with truth before they fall for misinformation.

3. Faithful in Obscurity

I love this post by Barbara Lee Harper. She reminds us that small acts of faithfulness are never to be frowned upon. Though we may lack the spotlight, doing “that ordinary service in love as unto Him, filled with His Spirit, makes all the difference.”

4. Range Rover

I love the music of Ben Rector. He’s a wholesome musician you can play around your children. My girls and I have danced to his music for years. His latest song is a great addition to his catalog. I hope you enjoy!

5. Pastors, Fight Against Fear of Man by Fighting for the Fear of the Lord

This one is not just for pastors. It’s a must-read for anyone struggling with fear of man issues. The article states, “The only pastor who won’t tremble before the honor and shame of others is a pastor who has learned to tremble before God.”

6. The New Tower of Babel

A very interesting article comparing social media to the infamous Tower of Babel. Chris Martin says, “Today, on the social internet and through the varieties of media we consume online, we have gathered together with the people of the world and engaged our own novel communication capability in order to fiddle with our own frivolities in an attempt to demonstrate our own self-sufficiency, independence, and ingenuity.” Sound familiar?

7. Whatever Is False, Whatever Is Immoral, Whatever Is Prejudiced…

We’re living in a time when it’s becoming more and more challenging to live lives of holiness. Tim Challies warns, “If divine peace flows toward those who discipline their minds to fixate on all that is lovely and pleasing to God, divine peace flows away from those who allow their minds to fixate on all that is unlovely and on all that is displeasing to God.”

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