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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Full Text Hymns on Virtue
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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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....