The Weekly Nerd – December 13th, 2017

Welcome to The Weekly Nerd! This week is brought to you by caffeine. Lots and lots of caffeine.

My Weekly Favorite:

Guard your hearts at all costs in the war with porn – The war against pornography, in my opinion, is one of the most difficult enemies and bloodiest spiritual battles being fought today within, and without, the local church. “Based on statistics alone there is a reasonable chance that some reading this are physically addicted to viewing pornography.”

The Lure of a Better life, Amid Cold and Darkness – I experience a cold beauty while reading this article about Norilsk, Russia. I can’t put a finger on it, but I was captivated as I read about life in this remote city in Russia, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. I am committing to pray for the people of Norilsk. Will you?

Building A Theological Library (Part 1) – This is a fun read, especially for someone who loves book (me). However the hardest lesson I have had to learn when it comes to books is this: “The first thing to remember is that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Building a library takes time, planning and resources.”

5 Tips for Establishing a Devotional Routine with Your Toddler – Jared Kennedy, author of the Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible (read my review here), pens near perfect perfection regarding setting up a devotional time. Establishing this routine when your kids are toddlers will help them keep a routine as they grow older, and this piece is a definite asset in establishing it.

Public Displays of Affection are Good for your Marriage and Family – I’ve been in settings over the years where any PDA in public areas of the home were taboo, even between the parents of the household. It was weird. Jenny Leboffe from Her View From Home hits the reason why public displays of affection are not only good for your marriage, but your family as well.

Modesty Lets Our Light Shine – Over at Desiring God, and in the Bible, the idea of modesty is an issue of selfishness versus selflessness. And, seeing that the latest debate on modesty versus immodesty began with a tweet from the wife of NBA star Stephen Curry, it is brought to the forefront, as Ayesha Curry tweeted, “Everyone’s into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like to keep the good stuff covered up for the one who mattersd ???” (@ayeshacurry December 6, 2017).