Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B)
Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions.
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
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.
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.
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.
Training for Virtue
In this article, Jeanna Boase compares learning virtue with learning physical activities by explaining how practice is necessary to change one's habits and disposition.
This quote by Lorenzo Scupoli (1530-1610) emphasizes the folly of admiring the virtues of Christ but failing to put them into practice.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Full Text Hymns on Virtue
Let the World Their Virtue BoastPD
The Virtue of HumilityPD
When virtue and beauty Are weddedPD
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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.
Forgiveness allows the other virtues
Since Christianity is less a set of beliefs we hold than a way of being we embody, Christian values are not the same as Christian virtues.The virtue most often mentioned- by Jesus-and the hardest--is forgiveness.
The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson
In this interview, Stanley Hauerwas talks about a collection of letters he wrote to his grandson about virtues and character.
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.
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).
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.
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.
On the Seven Virtues
Excerpt from Whistling in the Dark by Frederick Buechner, on the beauty of the seven cardinal virtues.