The Weekly Nerd – Friday Edition – October 5th

Welcome to the Friday Edition of The Weekly Nerd! It’s Friday! Woohoo! The weekend is (almost) here!

Friday’s Most Fantastic Read:

Study confirms link between violent video games and physical aggression
This topic honestly would seem like an easy one, but it is far from it. All too many people think that blaming video games isn’t a legitimate response. Now there is a study that backs up the fact that they are wrong.

Selfie Deaths
So, that perfect picture just might not be worth it after all!
“According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, between October 2011 nd November 2017 there were English-language media reports of at least 259 separate “selfie deaths” in 137 separate incidents.”

How Do Preachers Arrive at the Theological Idea of a Text?
“When we preach we must remember at least two things. First, we cannot provide valid application without first understanding the theology of the text—what the author is doing with what he is saying. Second, the text is not there to serve as a springboard to launch you and your people into systematic theology. We shouldn’t step into the pulpit simply to make theological observations on the text. The point of the text should be the point of your sermon.”

Netflix is Bring Aslan Back!
I am equal parts excited and worried about the marriage of Netflix and the works of C.S. Lewis. Should be interesting!

The Pastor and His Words at Home
Jim Essian writes for For the Church, “Quite literally, a pastor’s ministry is a ministry of words. But what about our words at home?” And his words could not be more true. Just as we carefully script words and messages to those around our ministry, we must equally be careful and uplifting and everything at home.

Pastoring In a Society Where Accusation are Accelerated
This is a serious issue in today’s day and age. All it takes is one accusation to completely ruin someone, and it necessarily does not have to be a true allegation.