The Weekly Nerd – Monday Edition – May 28th

Welcome to the Monday Edition of The Weekly Nerd! Coming all the way from Ooltewah, Tennessee (Chattanooga)!

Monday Winner

51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission
“Matthew 28:18-20 is the most well-known biblical record of what is commonly referred to extra-biblically as “the Great Commission.” But despite the significance of these and other verses that call Christians to “go and make disciples of all nations,” a surprising proportion of churchgoing Christians in the U.S. are generally unaware of these famous words from Jesus.”

Should We Sing of God’s “Reckless Love”?
After church a couple Sundays ago, my wife asked me about this song, and honestly, I was asking myself the same question. And, someone asked John Piper the questions as well. This is a great listen (or read). I love Piper’s “Ask Pastor John” series.

How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety in 10-Minutes or Less
“For those of us with hectic lives, peace and serenity are illusive states. We scroll through our newsfeed and are constantly bombarded with people in a relaxed state, with not a care in the world. In reality, though, we all experience stress and anxiety, and for most of us it’s a daily occurrence. It’s not always possible for us to take the rest of the day off to bring ourselves back to our desired calm, but there are some quick, 10-minute exercises that we can do in order to reduce stress and help our mind and body find peace. ” I haven’t tried them all, but the ice cube one works. At least it does for me.

Frequently Requested Immigration Stats
“Amid these conversations, informed public discussion and evidence-based policymaking require authoritative, unbiased, and timely information. This Spotlight offers in one accessible resource the most current data available about the nearly 44 million immigrants living in the United States in 2016.” This is a great article and resource!

Europe’s Growing Muslim Population
“In recent years, Europe has experienced a record influx of asylum seekers fleeing conflicts in Syria and other predominantly Muslim countries. This wave of Muslim migrants has prompted debate about immigration and security policies in numerous countries and has raised questions about the current and future number of Muslims in Europe.”