(Foster’s Campfire Blog) — Philippians 4:8 says, “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.”
But in our culture, it seems goodness can only be praised with a tone of irony. This might explain the negative response to Brent Musburger’s genuine, gentlemanly praise of Katherine Webb, Miss Alabama and girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. During ESPN’s coverage of the BCS National Championship Game last week, as the camera lingered on Miss Webb, Musburger said, “You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman… Whoa!” For this, he was widely mocked and derided. ESPN felt it necessary to apologize.