Virtus

By Bo Hutches

Virtue | Excellence | Manliness

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“Virtus” is the Latin word for “Manliness,” but it also implies excellence and courage. This is Virtus, a show dedicated to inspiring and cultivating manliness, virtue, courage, excellence, and honor. I discuss many topics, most of which fall into the categories of personal development, theology, philosophy, work, labor, and masculinity, along with some personal interests and cultural commentary.

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Introduction From Host, Bo Hutches

The Virtus Episodes

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Thanksgiving and a Theology of Patriotism

Thanksgiving is this week so I give a quick history of the holiday making the case that Thanksgiving is a Christian holiday. I also offer a theology of patriotism or love of country.

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Earthly Christianity – Wisdom

Part 1 of my series on “Earthly Christianity” where I discuss the tangible aspects to our faith. Wisdom is not just something that happens between our ears, but it works itself out into daily life.

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Put Not Your Trust In Princes

Take away from the election? Christians need a bigger vision than the next four years, regardless of who is in the White House.

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Don’t Despise the Younger Generation

Today I comment on the older generation of men that tend to look down on the younger generation for being lazy and irresponsible. The fact of the matter is the older generation raised the younger generation and really isn’t in a place to criticize to harshly. What should the younger generation do in response? Tune in. 

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Definitions of Masculinity

In this episode I give several definitions of what it means to be a man that have been helpful in my own life.

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Lewis Fridays: Nostalgia

Today I read from Lewis’s sermon ‘The Weight of Glory’ honing in on his idea of Nostalgia and how it should influence us today.

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Autumn

I share a few reflections on the season of Autumn and why you need to be enjoying it.

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Manly Greatness with Aristotle

Reading from Aristotle’s ‘Ethics’ I look at what he has to say about greatness or the old school term of ‘Magnanimity.’ What does it mean to be a Magnanimous man? What are some qualities that great people display? How can we cultivate it in our own life? How should we balance this with the Scriptures? The Greek philosopher has much

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Lewis Fridays: Men without Chests

‘Men without Chests’ is perhaps the most important chapter that was written in the 20th century. In this chapter Lewis masterfully defends objectivity – values, morality, and truth. In this episode I let Lewis do most of the talking as a read from sections of this chapter and make a few comments.

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Work With Your Hands

I talk about why you should begin working your hands. Whether its a weekend project or hobby, working with your hands teaches you about yourself and the world around you.

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Marriage, Children, and Society

In this episode I talk about some of the issues around marriage and children and how those issues effect society.

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Masculinity: Biology, Culture, Ownership, and Mission

Masculinity is the culmination of a man’s maleness, manliness, and manhood in the pursuit of a mission in life. How should we think through masculinity? When does a boy become a man? What role does biology play in guiding cultural differences? The transgender movement is plainly wrong, but how should we think through it and live out our masculinity? These

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Gravitas

Looking at the Roman virtue of Gravitas today and why you need to cultivate it in your life. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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“The Necessity of Chivalry” – C.S. Lewis

In this episode I read you C.S. Lewis essay on chivalry as an ideal. Chivalry is a work of art as it combines ‘men of blood and iron’ and men who are ‘meek in hall.’ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Thinking Through Black Lives Matter

Should Christians embrace the movement and organization of Black Lives Matter? No. Tune in to find out why. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Why Evangelicals Are Bad at Beauty

In this episode I give some reasons why evangelicals have historically not been very good at producing a theology of beauty. I also share a bit about what I’m doing in my own life to remedy that. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Work and Keep

How do you gauge success in life? Two words: Work and Keep. Tune in to find out how incorporating these words in your life will help you succeed. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Virtus – What It’s All About

In this first episode I talk about what this podcast is all about and what you can expect from it. I talk about the meaning of virtus, how its related to the more modern, yet old school concept of chivalry. I’m attempting to resurrect this old Roman virtue of Virtus in your life and therefore in your family, community, and