History as an Act of Gratitude

Why the recent death of an elderly friend has Chris thinking about history as an act of gratitude, a recognition of God’s undeserved grace in our lives. [Read more…]

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: A Call to Gratitude, Humility, and Empathy

In the wake of a divisive election, we should revisit Abraham Lincoln’s original 1863 proclamation of a national day of Thanksgiving. We’ll find not only gratitude, but the virtues of humility and empathy. [Read more…]

The Forgotten Virtue of Gratitude

Nothing new from me this week, but here is an article on gratitude that  I wrote in 2008.  It originally appeared at Inside Higher Education.  Happy Thanksgiving! –JF It was a typical 1970s weekday evening. The sky was growing dark and I, an elementary school student, was sitting at the kitchen table of a modest [Read More…]