A journalist for The New York Times and author of, The Road to Character, David Brooks is an expert in communicating the role of character in our society and how it brings about positive change. In a culture that worships the celebrity yet is decreasing in any religious commitment (32% of
In the busyness of life today, many Christians lose sight of the disciplines, or practices, that keep them grounded. Participating in culture as salt and light demands an anchor point found only in the disciplined life. A few of these practices carry serious counter-cultural weight in a consumer-driven society.
Some believe Christians are on the wrong side of history on any number of fronts, and that we don’t quite “get” the cultural moment in which we live. Yet throughout Church history, the pursuit to honor God, seek righteousness, walk justly and love mercy has rooted faith no matter
The way that we build character depends on how we approach even the littlest habits and moments of our days. When we form habits that are good, they build up in our lives in positive ways, and when we foster habits that are not good, they can slowly destroy us.
In his book The Selfless Way of Christ, Henri Nouwen points to three great temptations of upward mobility: the desires to be relevant, spectacular, and powerful. Amidst the busyness of society and pressures to obtain success, it can be easy to lose sight of what's most important. Denver Seminary Chancellor