First Wednesday: The Wisdom Pyramid
First Wednesday is our monthly gathering where we reflect on the important issues of our day. It’s where we seek to shape a vision for faithful and fruitful lives in this cultural moment. At Redemption Tempe, we often repeat the statement, “All of Life is All for Jesus,” but what does that actually mean? Our goal for First Wednesdays is to help answer that question.
How’s your information diet? With the quick tap of a finger we can access an endless stream of addictive information―sports scores, breaking news, political opinions, streaming TV, the latest Instagram posts, and much more. Accessing information has never been easier―but acquiring wisdom is increasingly difficult.
In an effort to help us consume a more balanced, healthy diet of information, we’re excited to have Brett McCracken, author of “The Wisdom Pyramid,” as our guest speaker for May’s First Wednesday. Inspired by the food pyramid model, the Wisdom Pyramid challenges us to increase our intake of enduring, trustworthy sources (like the Bible) while moderating our consumption of less reliable sources (like the Internet and social media).
At a time when so much of our daily media diet is toxic and making us spiritually sick, The Wisdom Pyramid suggests that we become healthy and wise when we reorient our lives around God―the foundation of truth and the eternal source of wisdom.