Need some Weekly Wisdom? Here are my favorite resources of the week.
VERSE OF THE WEEK
You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new [Lev. 26:10].
BOOK OF THE WEEK
I read Thomas Nettle’s James Petigru Boyce: A Southern Baptist Statesman. This biography of an important Southern Baptist leader is very detailed and extensive. Not only did Boyce serve as the founder of my seminary, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, but he also was one of my pastoral predecessor’s at Rocky Creek back in the 1800s.
Boyce founded the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was a prominent Southern Baptist figure. Nettles focuses on Boyce’s struggle to establish the Seminary and the theological controversies of his times.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
Today’s episode is titled “Give the Lord a Lot to Work With.” It encourages Christians, and especially young Christians, to dedicate themselves to those pursuits that give the Lord a lot to work with.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men. -A.W. Tozer
SONG OF THE WEEK
Pulled John Mark McMillan’s song, “Future/Past,” back out into the mix this week. Such a great song.
POST OF THE WEEK
When Your Identity Is Wrapped Up into Your Ministry by Ed Stetzer
At issue here are some fundamental questions that Christians everywhere—not just in the church—have to answer: What does it look like for followers of Christ to live and work with a healthy sense of ambition? Furthermore, how should we approach failure in light of that?
TIP OF THE WEEK
Address Unresolved Issues on a Team
Some teams can’t get traction today or plan for tomorrow because baggage is still lying around from yesterday. Maybe the catalyst that caused the conflict in the past isn’t happening anymore, but what was done back there was never addressed in a healthy manner. Without a pursuit of peace (Heb 12:14), peace cannot exist where there has been conflict if no one is willing to make an adjustment (Rom 12:18).