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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 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 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 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 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 A quote illustrating counterfeit virtues “The more excellent things are . . . the more manifold will the counterfeits be." A short quotation from Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards that illustrates counterfeit virtues of love and humility. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Jonathan Edwards The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson In this interview, Stanley Hauerwas talks about a collection of letters he wrote to his grandson Laurie about virtues and character, letters which he wrote each year for the anniversary of Laurie’s baptism. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Stanley Hauerwas 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 Full Text Hymns on Virtue Let the World Their Virtue BoastPD
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The Virtue of Hope "The virtue of 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 Forgiveness allows the other virtues Forgiveness is a central virtue to the Christian life. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Scott Benhase 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 On the Seven Virtues Excerpt from Whistling in the Dark by Frederick Buechner, on the beauty of the seven cardinal virtues. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner The Virtue of Hope Robert Barron's audio homily on Isaiah 35:1-6,10 notes that hope is not this-worldly optimism. From a natural perspective, pessimism is justified. Hope is a supernatural virtue that develops when grace rushes into one's life. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Word on Fire Author: Robert Barron The Virtues Of Patience An audio sermon by George W. Truett on 2 Thessalonians 3:5. Truett explores the necessity for patience in all activities and walks of life, emphasizing Christ as the best exemplar of the virtue. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Baylor University Libraries Digital Sermon Collections Author: George W Truett "Pure Love," in The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays This excerpt from Robert Adam's "'Pure Love,' in the Virtue of Faith and Other Essays" explores how the nature of true love is a desire for a personal relationship just as God desires one with us. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Robert Merrihew Adams
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