Weekly Wraps (February 6-12, 2012)
Mark Driscoll on men and provision, Doug Wilson on apologetics, Brad Lomenick on leadership and getting things done, and et cetera.
1. Finance before Romance? (Mark Driscoll) – Driscoll on men and their role as providers. I find comfort in this: “If you meet a woman who will not be satisfied with the level of income and lifestyle that you can provide, then she’s probably not the woman for you. Since it’s your responsibility to provide for the material and financial needs of your family (1 Timothy 5:8), life is much easier when you’re married to a woman who is content with the lifestyle you are able to provide.”
2. Win the Man, Not the Argument (Doug Wilson) – Wilson on apologetics. He writes: “It must be frankly stated that a lot of people who are deeply interested in apologetics need to think a lot less about winning, and a lot more about being winsome.”
3. Write it Down (Brad Lomenick) – Lomenick on leadership and getting things done.
4. How Do I Know if I’m Ready to Marry? (Glenn Stanton) – Stanton on marital readiness. I like what he writes: “The other things — college, career, savings, house — these just might make the process of marrying and starting a family easier, but they are not essential to marriage.”
5. Preaching and Preachers (Kevin DeYoung) – DeYoung on Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ book. I really (badly) want to have one!
6. The Faith of Jeremy Lin: An Interview (Justin Taylor) – Taylor on the “Tim-Tebow-ing” Knicks player, Jeremy Lin. I’m a fan!
7. Sneak Preview of Our 2012 National Conference (John Piper) – Piper on the 2012 Desiring God National Conference, I Act the Miracle: God’s Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification.