One form of ancient instruction was paraenesis, which lists various rules without a clear outline or progression of thought.
In a globalized world, Michael Ignatieff argues, grand moral values have failed. What's left is virtue.
by Samuel Wells
We should forebear one another—not to ensure church unity, but because God forebears us.
“There is nothing that does more to perpetuate injustice than good people who assume that injustice is caused by bad people.”
So much religious talk is about naming, about describing a general reality in particular terms. This is important. But in our increasingly secular culture, it’s always striking when someone gets at deep religious truth without bothering with religious language.
For instance, Jay Smooth offers a pretty crisp explication here of the nature of sin and virtue.