Editor-in-Chief:

  Drew Friesen

Co-Editor-in-Chief:

  Phillip Hanson

The Seven Heavenly Virtues

Statement

of Faith:

We believe in the one Triune God and in his infallible written-word. We confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead. 

Mission Statement:

Our goal is to make Christian Theology accessible, relatable, and practical in order to deepen intimacy with God and neighbor.

Jan. 2021 - Issue 6

Accreditations

Writers:

     Natalia Dahlgren

     Nate Dunn

     Drew Friesen

     Chris Hansen

     Anderson Hultgren

     Phillip Hanson

     Charles Howell

     Marcus McClain

     Jeremy Too

Editors:

     Drew Friesen

     Phillip Hanson

     Anderson Hultgren

Theological Theology

 

Virtue in a Secular Age

Charles Howell MA

  16 min. Read Time

Virtues originate from the Greek Philosophers and have been adopted and altered by early Church Theologians. The theory of virtues aims for goodness through righteousness, but our landscape has changed from the Greeks and Church Theologians. Now, our worship and our states have a different relationship. Using Charles Taylor, WTM author, Charles Howell dives into virtues; how they work, what they aim for, and how we can approach virtues in our 'Secular Age.'  [Continue Reading] 

Practical Theology

Chastity

Drew Friesen

  12 min. Read Time

How is chastity a virtue? In the wake of purity culture, how can it be seen to be something which puts the world back together? Drew Friesen addresses the misuse and vice of chastity in the purity culture movement and then offers a vision of chastity which goes beyond mere abstinence towards a faithful posture of the heart . . . [Continue Reading] 

Practical Theology

Temperance 

Nate Dunn

  13 min. Read Time

 

Over and over again, we are reminded that our desires may not lead to good ends. Prophets warned that the heart is deceitful and sick, while theologians claimed the heart an idol factory. Nate Dunn tackles the virtue of Temperance in order to combat our unordered desires . . . [Continue Reading]

Biblical Theology

 

Charity

Collaboration by:

Chris Hansen, Anderson Hultgren, and Phillip Hanson

  8 min. Read Time

With the multiple definitions of love, how might we settle on a full and robust definition of the virtue of love? With the charge of repairing the brokenness of the world, how might a love with integrity offer something of value to a broken world? The authors offer two unique features of love which are essential to a godly love which puts the world back together.  

Practical Theology

Diligence

Jeremy Too

  6 min. Read Time

What is diligence? In a way, it is that resolve which is required to fulfil all these virtues which are written here. Through this article, Jeremy Too shows us the necessity of diligence for righteous living through working out our faith everyday in light of the gospel.  [Continue Reading] 

Historical Theology

Patience

Natalia Dahlgren

  11 min. Read Time

 

In a world full of change, uncertainty and suffering, what will be the constant that carries us safely through? What makes the suffering of this world worthwhile? Natialia answers that it is patience, but not merely bleak patience, but a patience that is sourced in God, animated by hope and vivified by love.

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Psychology & Theology

 

Kindness

Phillip Hanson

  11 min. Read Time

Our world has entered a place of brokenness; further now than many have experienced. Though worldly wisdom may consider kindness a form of weakness, the Bible flips worldly wisdom on its head. So, what puts the world back together? From this central question, Phillip Hanson explores the incalculable power of kindness ⁠— both shocking and sufficient ⁠— to begin the necessary project of recreation. [Continue Reading] 

Linguistic Theology

Humility

Marcus McClain

  11 min. Read Time

Is God humble? Marcus McClain examines the virtue of humility, drawing lines from  the character of God to the image of man, demonstrating the futility of mere introspection and opening a wonderful avenue to reflect on the Gospel . . . [Continue Reading] 

Editor's Note

Letter from the Editor

Phillip Hanson

  3 min. Read Time

 

Of all things, why choose to write on Virtue? We so rarely speak on the subject. Our Co-Editor-in-Chief Phillip Hanson explains how Virtue allows access to the good life in turbulent times.  [Continue Reading]

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