The Weekly Nerd – Friday Edition – July 19th

Welcome to the July 19th Edition of The Weekly Nerd! I hope you enjoy, and I hope to get back on the bandwagon of doing this regularly!

Today’s Top Post:

5 Reasons Having Child With Sensory Processing Disorder is a Blessing
I may have posted this one before, however, given my child has sensory issues, this is a very encouraging, and eye-opening, read.
“When you have a child with special needs, it is very easy to just focus on the challenges. Everyday life is harder for parents of kids who are unique and complicated. On the really dark days, it is very hard to see the silver lining. But raising a neuroatypical child has made my life richer in several significant ways and I am grateful for them. “

Half of Americans Say Evangelicals Are Discriminated Against
“Evangelicals, meanwhile, have a more precarious place in the spotlight as their views on social issues like marriage and sexuality have grown less popular. Previous Pew surveys indicated white evangelicals’ public reputation has been on the decline since 2014, while other research has shown those with “anti-Christian hostility” are now in more prominent positions to enforce their views.”

The 9 Best Hacks to Make Your Internet Feel Faster
This is a great article, especially if you are me and live in a parcel of the country where satellite internet is your only viable option. And for those of you who have never used satellite internet, you pay the same price, if not more, than cable or DSL, and get much, much slower speeds. Optimizing your experience is a must, and this article can help with that!

How to Avoid Pastoral Arrogance
This is a great article, one that is applicable not only to those leaving seminary and going to the pulpit, but to anyone in any profession when dealing with those around them who aren’t as well trained as them. All one needs to do to see “(Fill in the blank) Arrogance” is to turn on a new channel and watch for a few minutes.

In Ministry, Joy and Sorrow Don’t Cancel Each Other Out
“This dissonance made me wonder: do I really get the gospel? I yearned to know that Jesus cared about my suffering, and that it didn’t make me a spiritual failure. Eventually, I realized that joy and sorrow don’t cancel each other out, like values on opposite sides of a spiritual balance sheet, but rather that both can be important expressions of Christ’s love.”