New Year’s resolutions for 2014: eight SBTS personalities give their goals for the new year
Matt Hall | Vice president for Academic services
- Commit myself to writing every day, even if just a paragraph
- Dig out my running shoes and get ready for a marathon
- Read more fiction
- To run a 10k — I am not a runner
- To serve my local church by leading a women’s Bible study
- To meet Steven Curtis Chapman personally
Adam Greenway | Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry
- To land a publisher for my book project on R. A. Torrey
- To find more student babysitters in order to have more date nights with my wife
- To exercise more — really
Melissa Tucker | Instructor of education and coordinator of field and clinical experience
- Find time to have some fun. Life is way too short to work all the time and I need to find some time away from my desk just having fun.
- Stop thinking about the things that I cannot change and focus more on the opportunities that God gives me.
- Spend time away from campus with my students in the teacher education program. God has given us some amazing students and I want to spend as much time as I can with them outside of these walls.
Jonathan Pennington | Associate professor of New Testament interpretation and director of research doctoral studies
- Finish and deliver to the publisher my book on the Sermon on the Mount and human flourishing
- Consciously seek growth in the virtue of contentment
- Be fully present in all my relationships — with my wife, children, colleagues and students
Lauren Lambert | Wife of Heath Lambert, associate professor of biblical counseling
- To rise earlier in the morning. I always have more fruitful times with Jesus when I rise earlier. This will require going to bed earlier.
- Run a 5K and generally exercise more consistently. I realize I am a cliché here, but there it is.
- Be more organized. Organization does not come easily to me; I have to work at it.
Eric Johnson | Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care
- To read through the Bible this year
- To practice more of the presence of God in grace
- To be a better picture of the love of God to my wife
Ben Dockery | Director of the Office of Admissions
- Say “no” to more things
- Our church staff members are each working on building stronger relationships with one senior adult in the church, so I will try to focus on that in 2014.
- Go hear more live music