Putting Virtue Into Practice

Therefore, it is helpful to build for ourselves a list of virtues that are important to us, as did Benjamin Franklin. But unlike Franklin, who strove to make himself “morally perfect,” our list is to help us focus on the Holy Spirit’s writing of God’s law on our hearts, and remind us of the part we must play in this process.

The following two tables, from the paper Character and Leadership: Situating Servant Leadership in A Proposed Virtues Framework that was co-authored by Jim Lanctot and Dr. Justin Irving, will help you think through this process. The first table, The Virtues of Moral Personhood, gives a very comprehensive list of biblical virtues:





Virtue Continuum



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