The Weekly Nerd – Monday Edition – July 2nd

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Monday’s Winner is…..

The Christian Daily Reporter
Adam Ford founded and runs this drudge-esque news site of Christian related news. I love it and look at in almost every day!

Nation Thanks God Hillary Clinton Not President
“U.S.—After Justice Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, the nation took a brief moment to thank the Lord that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, and thus would not be able to select his replacement for the Supreme Court.
The nation acknowledged that it didn’t deserve God’s blessings but thanked Him anyway for sparing them a Clinton presidency.”

Reformed Theology: More Than Five Points
“My encouragement to all of us who are Reformed is to dig a lot deeper than the five points of Calvinism. Our tradition is much richer than only the answers to our questions about how God saves sinners (though those answers are plenty awesome!). We need to orient ourselves within an established, living tradition. We need to know its past before we attempt to chart its future. We need to know its past in order to guarantee its future. We are reforming but also Reformed.”

Big Tech Isn’t the Problem With Homelessness. It’s All of Us
“But the kinds of housing California needs are not the kinds that get built. The reasons amount to an obstacle course built from policy mistakes, economic vicissitudes, and prejudice. “This is not something like pancreatic cancer, where thousands of scientists are striving to find a solution for a really difficult problem that we literally don’t know what to do about,” says Margot Kushel, a professor of medicine at UCSF who studies homelessness. “We actually know what to do. We just lack the will.””

Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News
This is a very interesting article, a truly great read. “The main portion of the study, which measured the public’s ability to distinguish between five factual statements and five opinion statements, found that a majority of Americans correctly identified at least three of the five statements in each set. But this result is only a little better than random guesses. Far fewer Americans got all five correct, and roughly a quarter got most or all wrong.”