Hugh Whelchel

  • Putting virtue into practice (Part 1)

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Philippians 4:8 In me last article, we began exploring how the gifts and talents God gives us are to be used within a framework of virtue. What are

  • Gifts, Talents, and Virtue

    Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. – I Peter 4:10 God has given each one of us unique abilities, talents, and gifts. The question is, how do we put them to work? The Purpose of Gifts and Talents We talked about

  • Why I Am Not A Plumber

    Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that

  • Writing Your Personal Vision

    Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire Cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the Cat, “It doesn’t matter.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland As I wrote in my last post, discovering one’s personal vision is perhaps

  • Discovering your personal vision

    Everyone will be forgotten, nothing we do will make any difference, and all good endeavors, even the best, will come to naught . . . Unless there is God. If the God of the Bible exists, and there is a True Reality beneath and behind this one, and this life is not the only life,

  • Why is personal vision important?

    “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18 In the first article in this series we began exploring five tools for applying biblical principles to all of life, including how we approach work and economics. Personal vision is the first of the five tools, or mental models, we want to discuss. It starts