Need some Weekly Wisdom?  Here are my favorite resources of the week.

VERSE OF THE WEEK

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome [1 John 5:3].

BOOK OF THE WEEK

A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer by Lyle Dorsett

“I fear we shall never see another Tozer. Men like him are not college-bred but Spirit-taught.” Leonard Ravenhill, 20th century British evangelist.

Pastor A. W. Tozer, author of the Christian classics The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy, was a complex, intensely private, deeply spiritual man, and a gifted preacher whose impact for the kingdom of God is immeasurable. In this thoughtful biography, bestselling author Lyle Dorsett traces Tozer’s life from his humble beginnings as a Pennsylvania farm boy to his heyday as a Chicago pastor–when hundreds of college students would travel to his South Side church to hear him preach and thousands more heard his Sunday broadcasts on WMBI. Eventually, he came to his final pastorate in Toronto.

From his conversion as a teen to his death in 1963, Tozer remained true to one passion: to know the Father and make Him known, no matter what the cost. The price he paid was loneliness, censure from other, more secular-minded ministers of the times, and even a degree of estrangement from his family. Read the life story of a flawed but gifted saint, whose works are still impacting the world today.

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

The Preaching of R. C. Sproul by Jason K. Allen on Preaching and Preachers

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Burk Parsons joins me in a discussion on the preaching of R. C. Sproul. Burk is senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, chief publishing officer for Ligonier Ministries, and editor of Tabletalk magazine.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right. -Billy Graham

SONG OF THE WEEK

Amanda and I got to go to the Cove this week for a couple of days.  While we were there, we got to hear CeCe Winans sing.  She is a legend and still throwing it down!  This is her take on Kris Krisofferson’s country song, “Why Me?”  She brought an incredible gospel punch to this song.

POST OF THE WEEK

The Tiny Blond Bible Teacher Taking on the Evangelical Political Machine by Emma Green at the Atlantic

Beth Moore grew her flock by teaching scripture to women—and being deferential to men. Now her outspokenness on sexism could cost her everything.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Make Your Calendar Your Assistant

Here’s a few ways how I use my Google calendar with my Gmail address to serve as a personal assistant:

  1. Event Invite. I can create an event and then invite people to it via their email addresses.  Whether a counseling appointment, get-together, or staff meeting, I can create the event, include any needed information in it, and then send it out to other people and they have all the updated information.
  2. Driving Directions.  Once I enter a date into my calendar, I will put the address in it as well.  I will be alerted when it is time to start driving due to traffic between where I am and where I am going.  It removes the step of having to find directions before I leave.
  3. Note Save.  If needed, I can store notes into the event that remind me what I need to bring or do when I get there.  Google Calendar also has numerous features that keeps things organized and focused.

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.