Speaker: David VanDrunen.
MC: Chase Kuhn.
In the information age and with the advent of cancel culture, public morality has taken an interesting turn: virtue is signalled by what we approve or cancel publicly. The deep irony is that this virtue signalling is, most often, not backed by true virtue—for example, in the fierce and cutting remarks commonly found on social media. The danger for Christians is following culture and becoming no better than whitewashed tombs (Matt 23:27). This is why, at this cultural moment, it is all the more pertinent for Christians to cultivate true virtue.
However, what do we mean by virtue? How do we acquire it? What’s the difference between a virtue and a vice, and how do we live out our calling as Christians without falling into the error of virtue signalling? Professor David VanDrunen of Westminster Seminary in California reflects on the importance of Christian character today.