Excellence is greatly emphasized in athletics and in the business world. Yet none of the excellence sought after today is what Christians are to seek.
The Christian concept of excellence is far different from this world's idea of competitive superiority. The Bible's teaching does not include climbing over others.
Scripture defines virtue as a strength or power that disciplined people use to produce beautiful traits of goodness.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting that Americans relish their equality and their rights, including the right to pursue happiness, suggests that some Americans feel that gay marriage and homosexuality would be among the ways to pursue happiness. Thomas Jefferson would not have approved that willful and presumptuous interpretation of …