The Weekly Nerd – Thursday Edition – June 7th

Welcome to the Thursday Edition of The Weekly Nerd! I hope you enjoy your stay! In a couple of weeks, these will be dropping to once a week, as I am going to be preaching for several weeks straight and will be focusing more on pulpit supply ministry.

This Week On The Blog:

Words of Grace – A Review
My latest book review regarding a true gem of a devotional, one that is geared towards pastors.

Thursday’s Winner:

Why Apple Can’t Tackle Digital Wellness In a Vacuum
One of the major things impacting our society as a whole, but youth in particular, are smartphones and like devices (iPhones, Android, Tablets, etc.). They are an immeasurably helpful tool, but at the same time, they are loaded guns filled with poison that is all-too-easily accessible by anyone who can use them. Apple recently announced their new iOS, iOS 12, which includes “Screen Time” allowing higher levels of parental controls along with analysis. This article from Wired is a great take on why Apple cannot (and should not) do this alone.

Intentionally Communicating the Gospel to Your Kids
“Some say it’s not the quantity of time with your kids that matters, but the quality. God calls parents to be intentional about the quality of time we spend with our kids, with every bit of quantity we have. Colossians 3:23-24 tells us, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.””

Apologetics Beyond Mount Stupid
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not great with apologetics. Yes, I can defend the Bible, but, do I necessarily know what Classical versus Presuppositional Apologetics is? Nope. This is a great article that’s helping compel me to want to learn more about that. And still be humble.

All Life On Earth, In One Staggering Chart
Wow. This is some great stuff that helps you see how insignificant we are in number, thus leading to seeing how significant we are in the sight of God.

How This 10 Year Old Is Helping Save Lives From Inside The Oval Office
“The world of childhood cancer is one you aren’t familiar with, until you have to be. It’s a world where more than 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment each year.  In this world the average age at diagnosis is six years old, and one in five of those kids will die. It’s the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S. No one wants to be a part of that world.” Again, the blog “Her View from Home” is blowing me away. I seriously love these ladies. Thank you!