Posts Tagged ‘virtue’

Blessed are the Unsuccessful

Whenever I can, I like to begin my 10th grade English classes like this: “Someday, you are going to die and no one is going to remember you. Whether you graduated from Harvard, became a successful businessperson, or worked as a janitor, the chances of the history books actually remembering you are...
February 28th, 2014 | Education | Read More

5 Qualities You Treat like Virtues that Really Aren’t

At the heart of Christianity are absolutes. There are virtues which all Christians at all places at all times have known to be virtues. Then, there are the shifting sands around those virtues – areas of moral neutrality to which our culture may, at a given time, ascribe erroneous moral significance....
August 26th, 2013 | Culture | Read More

Virtuous Eating, Part 1: Taking Food Seriously

I felt disappointed when I read Acts 15. The rising action is thrilling. Empowered and united by the Holy Spirit, the great apostles discuss a question of freedom in Christ and the Christian’s relationship to Law. St. Peter and St. Paul, Barnabas, the apostles, and all the great men of the early...
July 1st, 2013 | Food | Read More

Cowardice is Virtue; How The Doctor Saved the World through Cowardice

Note: There are spoilers here if you haven’t seen Season 1 of Doctor Who (2005) Let’s set the stage. The Doctor (I find him amazing) is at a crossroads. The sinister Daleks (an ingenious race of genetically engineered aliens designed to take orders and exterminate all life) were not destroyed...
May 31st, 2013 | Television | Read More

Video Games, Intelligence, and…Happiness?

I was going through my usual blogroll, which includes the ever useful and interesting site Lifehacker, when I came across this post. A defense of video games? Being a gamer myself, I couldn’t help but click through, to see what sorts of arguments were going to be put forward.
April 24th, 2012 | Culture, Ethics, Featured, Media, Philosophy, Technology | Read More