The good report

The inspiring editorial on the facing page points out numerous high points of worldwide progress in 2015. While there are serious challenges facing mankind, oftentimes fear and media hype make it seem that danger and destruction surround us at every turn. The editorial points out, however, that 2015 was “the best year in history for the average human being to be alive,” according to Charles Kenny, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Washington think tank. From elections in Myanmar (Burma), to increased global female literacy, to a decrease in violent crime in the United States, much good was accomplished in 2015.

Reading this editorial, I was reminded of Paul’s instruction: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

Guest Editorial
Church is what the world is looking for
March 14, 2016

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