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The Power of Persistence, Part 2 Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, elucidating the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-deprecation that keeps us from trusting God to work. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie
Leading Institutions through Public Tragedy An institution's response to a crisis should reflect the core virtues that shape the community’s ongoing life and sense of purpose. From his own experience, Kocher provides information that can help an institution manage tragedy better. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Craig T. Kocher Parenting Virtues Today The habits we cultivate as parents can shape our children. This study guide about parenting highlights the virtues of hope, humility and hospitality. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Bruce Springsteen and the use of fear In this article, Benhase demonstrates that fear can compel us to be functional atheists. Living in a way that reflects our primal instincts rather than Christ's virtues of hospitality, generosity, and compassion. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Scott Benhase Working on a Building N.T. Wright offers reflections on his move back to the academy. how the institutions of the church offers helpful structure for community, integrating ministry and academia, institutional leadership, poverty, the Holy Spirit, and ecumenical work. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: N. T. Wright Virtues of Political Leadership In this podcast, Vincent Bacote and Richard J. Mouw join Mark Labberton to discuss virtues that should be seen in political leadership. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Fuller Studio Author: Vincent Bacote Meditations Upon the Virgin’s Virtues, Part 2 In this extended meditation on the virtues of Mary, Kenneth Davis explores her generosity, veracity, courage, and charity. Although the article addresses clergy, it could easily be adapted for lay people. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Kenneth G. Davis Building Virtues in Youth: A Developmental Take on Spiritual Formation This article by multiple experts engages scientific inquiry to understand the nature of thriving and how religion and spirituality might affect thriving and developing of virtues in adolescents. Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Scott W. Sunquist How to Practice the Virtue of Hope: The ‘Shawshank’ Connection An article by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung about the theological virtue of hope and the ways it is illustrated in the film "The Shawshank Redemption." Hope is an enduring task and continuously unfolding activity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung Godly Gardening Norman Wirzba argues that our work as Christians is to develop into godly gardeners who undergo a spiritual cultivation into something beautiful, sympathetic and healthy and witness to the life-creating presence of God in the world. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Norman Wirzba Power as Theological Virtue In this semi-biographical paper Lee Stuart explores what it means to see power as a Christian virtue, especially in the context of inequity and poverty. Resource type: Article Source: The Project on Lived Theology Author: Lee Stuart Full Text Hymns on Virtue Let the World Their Virtue BoastPD
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Meditations Upon The Virgin’s Virtues for Contemporary Clergy, Part 1 Comparing virtue to a fertile furrow, this study guide by Kenneth G. Davis on Matthew 12:46-50, Luke 2:41-52 and John 2:1-12 encourages readers to empty themselves to receive God by imitating Mary's humility, patience, and diligence. Resource type: Study Guide Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Kenneth G. Davis The Virtue of Hope In this article on the Christian virtue of hope, John Hare notes that "hope must be rooted in faith in God, not mere optimism about human beings' capacity for self-improvement." Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: John E. Hare Growing in Virtue This article explores the spiritual disciplines as a way of allowing God to be at working one's life, putting on virtues, casting off vices, and cultivating Christian character. Resource type: Article Source: The Banner Author: Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung The hope of your calling In this sermon, Edgardo A. Colón-Emeric shows us what false hope would look like and encourages us to have hope and practice it in Christ. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Edgardo A. Col Fruits of Virtue In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9), the fruits that the Lord wishes us to produce are virtues inspired by faith, hope, and love. This devotional encourages readers to grow in virtue each day. Resource type: Devotional Source: ePriest The Virtue of Obedience Katerina Whitley offers a fresh perspective on the nature of obedience, casting it in light of Scripture's understanding of obedience as a virtue and its relationship to faith in the goodness of God (Luke 17:5-10). Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work Author: Katerina K. Whitley The Virtue of Fidelity This article meditates on the virtue of fidelity. Lamenting the loss of fidelity in our culture, it emphasizes the need for the Church and its members to cultivate faithfulness in all areas of their lives. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Kenneth Baker Gratitude, the Basic Virtue Ron Rolheiser shares a Jewish folktale and reflects on how the heart's disposition—not outward acts—is what determines holiness. Reflecting on Matthew 23:1-12, Rolheiser suggests that proper gratitude is the ultimate virtue and that it defines sanctity.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: Ron Rolheiser
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