The Weekly Nerd – January 10th, 2018

Welcome to the Weekly Nerd!

My Weekly Favorite:

Beards May Grant Owner Supernatural Abilities – I can’t stop laughing when I read just this Babylon Bee headline! This is a really fun article that I think a lot of us bearded men can get behind!

Life Time Fitness Tunes Out All-News TV Outlets – This is not surprising, given the animosity that develops between people when politics are brought up.

The New Normal for Church Security – Given recent happenings, especially in November 2017, church security is a new thing in churches both big and small. This is a great article that is to the point on the subject.

Why You Should Let Kids Fight – This is an incredible read. My wife and I work within child welfare and have done so for most of our marriage. This article not only gives alternative ways to deal with interpersonal arguments amongst children, but also brings forth the self-centeredness of our culture in the United States. This read, I think, will change how many people view conflict that occurs between children.

John MacArthur on the Irreducible Elements of the Gospel -“If you present a different god than the God of Scripture, you are effectively calling people to idolatry. If you preach another Christ you do not have the Lord; you have a liar or a lunatic. If salvation by grace through faith alone is corrupted with even the smallest amount of works-righteousness, “Christ will be of no benefit to you” (Galatians 5:2). If we don’t repent from our former sinful ways, we will perish (Luke 13:3,5).” And that’s just from the description of the video…

Repairing a Macbook Charger… With a Pistachio Nut – This. This is amazing.

Man Attempting to Kill Spider Sets Apartment on Fire – I’ve joked about it. I’ve made and posted meme’s about it. It has finally happened. On a serious note however, I praise God that everyone escaped without injury.

Three Questions to Ask Before Listening to Any Sermon – Tony Reinke with Desiring God pens a great piece regarding what to look for in a sermon that preaches the Gospel. For me, it is encouraging both for listening to and writing sermons. “The questions are short, easy to remember, and could not be bigger.”