Welcome to The Weekly Nerd! This week is brought to you by February 29th! 😉
My Weekly Favorite:
Wheaton College’s Courageous Stance Leads To Religious Liberty Victory – “Last Friday a federal judge ruled that the government would violate federal civil-rights laws if it forced Wheaton College to violate its religious beliefs by providing services like the week-after pill in its healthcare plans.” This is a very important victory for religious liberty.
New CBS Sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ Brings Faith to Primetime – “Living Biblically wants to be a comedy that both Christians and atheists can watch and laugh at—one that provokes both sides without belittling or dismissing them. This is not an easy task, and we’ll see if the show maintains this balance, without feeling boring or neutered, for the rest of the season.” This should be an interesting show to watch. I think I am going to give it a go. And, read this TGC article about the show.
Lust, Porn and Dating – Tim Challies tackles something that is more of an epidemic these days, and addresses the subject of dating while battling sexual sin in the form of pornography. This is a great read/video to watch. And, if you know of any young man (or woman) that is struggling with pornography in some way, share this with them, as I think it would offer some help and encouragement.
What’s Your Attitude Towards the Least? – “I’ll give you a little test here — a little warning: When you get to heaven, you will not hear out of the mouth of King Jesus, “Wow. You were sure shrewd not to be taken advantage of.”” Ouch. Reading this was like a suckerpunch to the gut.
Digital Technology is Killing our Souls – This is a very strong article against the use/overuse of digital technology. It also reinforces why my kids won’t get smartphones until they are much older (i.e. until they have jobs and can pay for them themselves). All in all, a great article.
A Shaolin Monk Piercing a Pane of Glass with a Needle is Why You Need Slo-Mo – (Video) I love slow-motion videos, and once again, The Slo-Mo guys don’t disappoint! Make sure you watch the second take of it, without the balloon, and the 28k+ FPS of the needle hitting the glass. Wow!
Pastor, Visit Their Workplace – This is an incredible read on a very practical way to reach, connect with, and engage your congregation in such a way that I would have not thought of! If I ever pastor a church, this is something that I will do my best to actually do!
Original sin, then, may be defined a hereditary corruption and depravity of our nature, extending to all the parts of the soul, which first makes us obnoxious to the wrath of God, and then produces in us works which in Scripture are termed works of the flesh.
Calvin, John, and Henry Beveridge. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: The Calvin Translation Society, 1845. Print.