A Story from NotAlwaysRight:
(A customer comes through my check-out line looking agitated.)
Customer: “How dare you work on a sacred day of rest!”
Me: “Excuse me?”
Customer: “Today is Sunday! Why are you here? You should be in church, you blasphemous heathen! Why are you here?”
Me: “I’m working on Sunday because there are customers that want to buy groceries on Sundays.”
(The customer immediately shut up and didn’t speak for the rest of the time I rang up his groceries).
Its Saturday. Its time for the Church Sofa Weekly roundup:
Do you need to build yourself a Church Notice Board?
Have you got the need to explain to the public what you get upto?
Well ChurchCare has supplied the a number of hints and tips.
Personally I was intrigued by:
The passer-by must be able to understand the message it is conveying, and the size of the lettering is important. Many people are not now familiar with ‘churchy’ language. For example, ‘Morning Service’ may be more easy to understand than ‘Mattins’, ‘Solemnisation of matrimony’ less clear than ‘Marriages’.
‘Mattins’? I didn’t even realise that was a word..??
I’m almost hearing you think “Whats a #Digidisciple?”
Well one definition of a disciple is:
A Disciple is one who grows in Christ and in so doing models and teaches Christians the precepts of the Bible, prayer, doctrine, relationship, Christian living, service, and worship, to name the main ones.
A Digital disciple is a someone who seeks to live out the above in a world saturated by digital information and access, or as the Big Bible
A ‘digital disciple’, or, as we are calling it, a #digidisciple is someone who seeks to live out their Biblically-informed Christian faith in the digital space, whether they are dipping a toe in, or are fully immersed in the digital worlds … and, yes, there are lots of different digital worlds, including some more well known ones: Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Second Life, the increasingly mobile and interactive nature of the digital space… just as the online world has moved from read, to read/write, to immersed
The ChurchSofa lads are going to be joining with others at the BigBible site in trying to work out what being a #Digidisciple
really does mean, and how we can live as one.
We’re going to be blogging on “My So Called Digital Life”. While we’re getting our heads around what that means, I’d suggest heading over to The Big Bible Blog
and getting stuck into the discussion that’s started so far.
Please drop us an email / tweet if you can find anything we should include.
Welcome to “The Church Lounge” – its a space for guest bloggers to come and join us on the ChurchSofa to share their thoughts and ponderings on one / some / all of the following:
- Church or Sofa? Where would you like to be?
- Church Marketing – How Great Can Be? (or not be?)
- You. Church. The Digital Age.
- Why are you a Christian? (Or – why are you not a Christian?)
Please use the contact form above to email us your blog submission (or click here for a direct link), with links to any photos you’d like included. You could include a photo of you on your sofa?
No more then 600 words please!
We’d ask that if you want the article posted elsewhere, that you’d wait a week first, and also include a link back to The Church Sofa. Thanks.
With HUGE thanks to Jonny Rose for the idea!!
Heres the random collections of bits and pieces that makes up this weeks roundup: