The Church Chair v Church Pew Debate. Reports from the field.

We’ve heard reports that our research in the area of Church Pewsor Church Chairs have started to have an affect on the outside world, with our reports possibly being quoted in church meetings.

In order for us to gather evidence to help justify our request for a grant to continue our research, please let us know if you find our research useful.

We want this research to be a blessing to the church, church goers and those that may find themselves in a church by accident (like me…..I mean people I know). This research is in no way aimed for the benefit of the lads of the church sofa, though we may at some point push the ideas of sofas in church.

Why we love Ned Flanders!

He is the over the top – stereotypical – evangelical Christian character in The Simpsons. He’s obviously there to get a reaction from certain parts of the Church, and also there just to poke obvious fun at Christianity.

I’m not sure if I’d run away if he tried to speak to me at church or not, but we do love him none the less .

So here are our top 6 reasons why we love Ned Flanders.

  1. THAT Moustache! What a fantastic piece of face decoration, giving such a unique identity to his entire face!
  2. While we’re talking about his appearence – he is always wearing such a splendid green sweater! Gok Wan can learn from this guys style!
  3. Hes the one that you always hope would be at house group so you dont have to answer the questions.
  4. He is always ready. Do you need someone baptised? Ned has an Emergency Baptism Kit! (Can you buy those from anywhere?) The guy is even ready to take the Christmas day sermon at a moments notice! (kinda)
  5. He is the best example of a Loving neighbour on our TV screens. How would you cope living next door to Homer Simpson?
  6. He is so committed. When a comet is about to slam in to Springfield, he is calm while Rev Lovejoy panics. On a similar note, when Springfield is about to be blown up in the Simpsons Movie; Ned is found in the Church, with his family, praying to God. I’m not sure where I would be.

Is there hope for Russell Brand?

So is there hope for the loud and kinda crazy Russell Brand?

No mention of Jesus, but this is an interview worth watching – if for no other reason, he at least tries to show himself in a different light to the show we normally get to see.

Are You Religious?

I love this from ASBOJesus:

I dont just duck it, I dive and jump away from it. I get my head down and run away from that question. Quite simply because I dont think I know what it really means. In my mind at least, it means that I go to Church every Sunday, and follow a bunch of rules about what I should and shouldn’t do.

I like to think its more about a relationship with God then anything else.

Maybe one day I’ll stop the ducking and diving, and actually answer the above question.

If you answer it, how do you answer “Are you Religious?”

“Every Life is a Pile of Good Things and Bad Things”

I heard something today about a girl I once knew.

She’d gone travelling around Africa – gone to find herself… seek inspiration to help her change the world.

I got a phone call today… She’s come home early, due to being attacked and robbed.

Nasty Stuff.

I was going to try and write something deep…and something meaningful. Instead I’ll share the words of @notbovvered:

The sun shines and the rain pours on the righteous and wicked alike. Life isn’t fair: it just is…

I’ll leave you with the closing moments of Doctor Who – “Vincent and the Doctor”


Doctor Who 2005 5×10 Vincent and the Doctor 3
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Church Pews v Seats Research

It has come to our attention recently that our site has become a bedrock of knowledge in the research field of “Church Pews or Seats”.

Whilst we hope to continue our work in this field, we do need a grant to help us investigate further. An example of where our research could go, is a close examination of churches, and how people sit.

So we can possibly link up and develop our work further, please let us know if you know of other centres of this research.

If you would like to support us please get in touch.