PenMatt HallVice president for Academic services

  1. Commit myself to writing every day, even if just a paragraph
  2. Dig out my running shoes and get ready for a marathon
  3. Read more fiction



 ChapmanMaegan Brown | Southern Seminary’s women’s ministry coordinator 

  1. To run a 10k —  I am not a runner
  2. To serve my local church by leading a women’s Bible study
  3. To meet Steven Curtis Chapman personally



WeightAdam Greenway | Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry

  1. To land a publisher for my book project on R. A. Torrey
  2. To find more student babysitters in order to have more date nights with my wife
  3. To exercise more — really



Away from DeskMelissa Tucker | Instructor of education and coordinator of field and clinical experience

  1. 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.
  2. Stop thinking about the things that I cannot change and focus more on the opportunities that God gives me.
  3. 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.


Paper Jonathan Pennington | Associate professor of New Testament interpretation and director of research doctoral studies

  1. Finish and deliver to the publisher my book on the Sermon on the Mount and human flourishing
  2. Consciously seek growth in the virtue of contentment
  3. Be fully present in all my relationships —  with my wife, children, colleagues and students



ClockLauren Lambert | Wife of Heath Lambert, associate professor of biblical counseling

  1. 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.
  2. Run a 5K and generally exercise more consistently. I realize I am a cliché here, but there it is.
  3. Be more organized. Organization does not come easily to me; I have to work at it.



DaysEric Johnson | Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care

  1. To read through the Bible this year
  2. To practice more of the presence of God in grace
  3. To be a better picture of the love of God to my wife



GuitarBen Dockery | Director of the Office of Admissions

  1. Say “no” to more things
  2. 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.
  3. Go hear more live music