Welcome to the Monday Edition of The Weekly Nerd
The Bitter Hurt of Losing a Parent
“You could be having a normal day until something happens. Something triggers your memory. It could be a song. It could be a picture. It could be a moment; a quick glimmer of a memory that stops you dead in your tracks and leaves you breathless. You close your eyes, take a deep breath, and remember the memory. Because that is all you have now—memories.”
You Do Not Have Much Time
“In years of pastoral ministry, I have not seen many families unravel who unswervingly observe the Lord’s Day together with deliberate joy and routine hospitality. I have witnessed others whose interruptible devotion to the corporate body is merely a symptom of the irregular rhythms in other areas of life.”
A Conversation with J. D. Greear, the new president of the SBC
This is a great read, especially for those unfamiliar with J. D. Greear. I am prayerfully optimistic about the future of the SBC.
The Controversy Behind the Revoice Conference
“The conference is advocating the position that sexual orientation is a core part of human identity so that we can speak of “gay Christians”—Christians who profess faith in Jesus Christ while maintaining a homosexual orientation or identity (but also a commitment to celibacy).” This is a slippery slope that leads right to the path of destruction, in my opinion.
Is Evangelism the Pastor’s Job? (VIDEO)
“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet to it with gentleness and respect,” (1 Peter 3:15, ESV).