The Weekly Nerd – Tuesday Edition, November 27th, 2018

Welcome to The Weekly Nerd, Tuesday Edition! This will be the first weekly nerd in several weeks, as I have been incredibly busy (and still am). You can read more on why HERE.

Tuesday’s Top Pick:

25 Christian Books John Piper Loves to Recommend
Beware! The books recommended here are heavy-hitting books, yet great reads. I have read a few, but not nearly enough to say many, of this list. I am going to keep this article bookmarked for some time.

The Man Who Turns Back New York City’s Clocks, Hand By Hand
This is a wonderfully interesting article about human ingenuity, wisdom, and the need for skilled laborers. And, I’m not going to lie, the title of “Clock Master” does have a certain ring to it!

You Have More Time For Bible Reading Than You Think
One of the most widely used excuses of why one doesn’t read their Bible is “I don’t have the time”. Hogwash I say! This infographic put out by Crossway is a great breakdown of the breakdown of that excuse.

Ordinary Means Are Extraordinary
“These two baseball players illustrate two different approaches to ministry—God’s way and ours. In the Reformed tradition, preaching, prayer and the ordinances—baptism and the Lord’s Supper—are often called the “ordinary means of grace,” since they form the heart of worship and the core of local church ministry.” Read the article. Trust me.

How Do Pastors Pick Their Fights?
“We all know too well, by the war within us, how the flesh of man finds itself relentlessly at odds with the Spirit of God. We want to quarrel when we should make peace, and not ruffle feathers when we should speak up. And in a day in which so many are prone to sharpness online, and niceness face to face, we need leaders who are “not quarrelsome,” and also not afraid to “reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2). We need men who “contend for the faith” (Jude 3) without being contentious. We need pastors who are not brawlers — and yet know when (and how) to say the needful hard word.” I have probably read this article two or three times. It’s a great help and encouragement!

The Latest Artwork to Spark Controversy Is Shockingly Pro-Life
Imagine the outcry if this were on display somewhere here in the United States? Gorgeous work, in my opinion.