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Visual Theology – Think On These Things

Visual Theology
This series of infographics that I’m calling “Visual Theology” has visited the ordo salutis, the attributes of God and the books of the Bible. Today I continue this series with a stop in Philippians 4:8. This is the first of the graphics that answers a request from one of the readers of this site and is also the first to seek to display Scripture rather than theology (to draw a potentially-perilous line!).

The much-loved words of Philippians 4:8 read as follows: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” In this graphic we’ve attempted to both portray and explain the verse. I hope you enjoy it!

Think On These Things

If you would like the graphic in high-resolution, you can download it in JPG or PDF.

Visual Theology Store

Also, lots of people have requested printed versions of these infographics, so I’ve gone ahead and created a shop at Imagekind. You can buy each of the prints on a variety of media and at a variety of sizes; the prices you’re paying are just barely marked up to help cover the costs associated with the store and (hopefully, over time) cover the cost of some of the graphics. Visit challies.imagekind.com.


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