The Weekly Nerd – Monday Edition – July 23rd

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Monday’s Must Read

Sharpen Your Axe!
“The people who claimed it showed up with the people and with some tools, but not the tools. I watched for quite some time as they tried to take it apart with tools that were not quite right for the job. Eventually they managed, but it took a lot more time, and required a lot more effort than it should have.”

Infographic: How Do You Read The Bible? 
Crossway puts out some great stuff, and this infographic on reading the Bible is right there. Coming from a survey of over 6,000 people, there are some convicting numbers here. And great encouragement.

The AppleInsider Apple Crime Blotter
I’ve always been interested in crime, and seeing how people steal items and how often the victims get them back is very interesting to me. I hope you enjoy this, as I will probably have this posted every Monday.

Star Trek Wireless Vulcan Earbuds
This is one of those things that I really want to get my wife, but I know if I do, she won’t be happy because, let’s face it, Vulcan Earbuds are not the most practical of gifts.

Expository Preaching as a Mark of a Healthy Church
“The most important distinguishing mark of a healthy church is expositional preaching. It is the most important because careful and thorough preaching of God’s Word will bring many other blessings to a church. Without expository preaching, other signs of health may be accidental. They may be discarded or distorted all too easily because they did not spring from the Word, nor are they continually being reshaped and refreshed by it. But if you establish the priority of the Word, then you have in place the single most important aspect of the church’s life. With the Word established, a church may experience growing health; without the Word, a church’s health is imperiled.”

Bus Ride Home From Church Camp Packed With More Breakups Than Average Taylor Swift Album
HAHAHAHA! This is great!

For the Pastor Knee Deep in Immorality
Quit. “I want to say a word to those pastors who are hiding serious sin—especially this kind of disqualifying sexual sin. I want to plead with you: Please confess and please resign. The best thing you can do for yourself, for those you love, and for those you serve, is to confess the sin and resign from ministry. Immediately. As in right now. If you love your family, if you love your church, if you love Christ’s church, if you love the gospel, if you love Christ, you’ll confess and resign. To remain in ministry having committed that sin is the very height of hypocrisy.”