Welcome to Excellent Thought where I share my thoughts about religion, economics, politics, culture, and life from a Biblical perspective: “If there is any excellence … think about these things.”

I’m a professional public policy analyst and amateur theologian seeking to combine these two passions by providing a scriptural view of the many challenges that we all face every day.

A native Texan, I took a detour through Colorado to earn a bachelors in history from the University of Northern Colorado along with a brief stint in retail before settling down to get his M.B.A. from the University of Houston and beginning my career in public policy in Austin in 1989.

After an early introduction to the Episcopal Church in my youth, I also took a detour from my faith before God faithfully brought me home to be baptized in 1994. I am currently a member, with my wife Kelly and son William, of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Austin, Texas.

While unbelievers completely ignore Scripture in every aspect of life, I am convinced that believers—even orthodox, evangelical believers—too often do much the same thing. The Bible offers far more assistance for cosmologists seeking the origins of the universe and policymakers seeking to deal with poverty and prosperity than most will give it credit. I pray that my work will assist those of us inside (and those outside) the church to better understand what Scripture can teach us about God’s plan for establishing His kingdom here on earth.

If you have any questions or comments, please write in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to respond.

– Bill Peacock

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