The loss of wisdom


I've mentioned TED here before. It's an outstanding learning community, with a huge catalogue of online talks and mission based around, 'a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other'.

I was listening to the most amazing short talk by Barry Schwartz, on the call to 'practical wisdom and virtue', and moral heroes.

As TED have been profiling this talk, it is so redolent, of what I think church should be, schools and habitats for moral virtue and formation of virtuous people and institutions. Are non church institutions going to make the turn to virtue, and how will the church respond?

Knowing we need to turn to virtue and wisdom is a start, but it left me with the big question, what and whose virtue do we turn to?