The Weekly Nerd – Thursday Edition – September 6th

Welcome to The Weekly Nerd! It’s Thursday, which means it’s Friday-Eve for us! It’s been a good (short) week, and we are looking forward to the weekend!

Thursday’s Top Read:

The Statement on Social Justice and The Gospel
This is the current hot-button trend in the Christian circles of the internet. I feel it’s one of the most well written, succinct documents on the topic. It’s clear with Biblical support. While not everyone (or most everyone even) will ever agree with something, I believe it’s a great step forward. I signed it.

How Should You Dispose of a Bible?
I really enjoyed this from Tim Challies. I read the article, but there is a video, as well. It’s very thought-provoking, as it’s something I’ve never really had to deal with.

Benny Hinn, Joel O’Steen, and Milkshake Ducks
Comedic gold on a serious platter.

Use Coffee Instead of Water In Chocolate Baking Mixes
I might be trying this sooner than later. This sounds amazing!

Why Pastors Should Consider Preaching Shorter Sermons
“While guest preaching in a church several years ago I asked the senior pastor how long I should preach. He replied, “Five minutes shorter than you think.” He wasn’t trying to be mean. His advice was tongue-in-cheek. But it was also partly serious. He went on to add that he’d rarely heard a sermon that couldn’t have been better by being five minutes shorter.”