In working through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, I’m trying to better understand our present moral collapse. Virtues have turned into values, and sins have morphed into mistakes. The new center for morality is the individual, not God, which is quite scary. Christians aren’t the only ones with a “sermon on mount.”

Here are a few books that have been helpful. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

The Road to Character, David Brooks

Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool, Jennifer Jacquet

Losing Our Virtue, David Wells

Back to Virtue, Peter Kreeft

“Sight Unseen” The Hows and Whys of Invisibility, Kathryn Shulz

After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, NT Wright

Resurrection and the Moral Order, Oliver O’ Donovan