The Weekly Nerd – February 14th, 2018

Welcome to The Weekly Nerd! This week is brought to you by Valentine’s Day!

Last Week’s Featured Post: The Apologetics Study Bible (CSB) – A Review

My Weekly Favorite:

5 Reasons Why the Children’s Minister is the Staff Position in Greatest Demand – Thom Rainer makes lays down not only why Children’s Ministers are in great demand, but also why Children’s Ministry is so vitally important to the local church.

Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service – While Facebook has plenty of privacy settings, let’s get real here, Facebook, and all of social media, just want to make money off of knowing about you. And, don’t download Onavo.

9 Things You Should Know About Frederick Douglass – A great article regarding Frederick Douglass. Learning something new about someone from the storied pages of history is always a blessing!

Steps to Starting a Podcast – From equipment to topics, audience to release schedules and what equipment to buy/use, Barnabas Piper puts together a condensed but exhaustive list of things to consider and plan out before starting your own podcast. I’ve thought about it for a while, and maybe I will, maybe I won’t. But, if I do consider it seriously in the future, this is one article I am keeping bookmarked for years to come.

8 Advantages of Hear-Changing, Expository Preaching – This is a short article but a great read, especially for those who don’t really know what expository preaching is.

15 Things You Should Be Doing After Work Instead of Watching TV If You Want to Be Happier – This is an incredible article, and I think when coupled with the next article in this week’s Weekly Nerd, it could really change a lot of lives!

How to Disconnect From Social Media but Stay Connected to the World – This is a great article, and something I am seriously considering from am personal standpoint. It is possible to own gadgets and not be glued to social media!

 

For, if the glory of God is dear to us, as it ought to be, we ought to struggle with all our might against him who aims at the extinction of that glory.
-John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 1.14.15