With thanks to @
PaulMTilley @ gerrarrdus, here are ten signs of a church being a Mac:
Lets face it you look nice.
Your Church building is very easy to find your way around – once you get used to it.
Everyone involved is so so passionate! You dont need help with evangelism at your church… you do it anyway!
Everyone looks so good, there’s almost a dress code.
Pastoral care is nice and easy… No one ever feels broken.
On that note… No one admits to getting a virus either.
Style over teaching?
You employ a creative director, because you’re that creative
Leaky roof? PA system blown up? Thats ok, people can find the money to help replace bits and pieces.
You might do the same stuff but you know it looks more exciting than the PC down the road
With thanks to @
PaulMTilley @ gerrarrdus, here are ten signs of a church being a PC:
My Word! You’re a practical bunch aren’t you!
Nicely accepting as well anyone can join in.
Shame you lot accept any passing colds and other viruses as well…
You’re honest. You accept your failings.
If someone wants to bring their friend along… the chances are their friend is going to fit in easier with you than the Mac down the road…
Teaching over style?
You try and start on time, but it takes a while to get started.
Remember that time everything was going really well, smoothly, in the flow, then it… all goes blue!
Simple questions all the time. For Example “Are you sure you want to pray? Yes or No”
When a service goes wrong, you need to stop, close all the church windows, then start the service again.
Is there anything we should have included?
Part 2 is due later this week…
If you haven’t noticed. Twitter was all a bit of a storm over the weekend, with Christians either having a moan about a new book from Rob Bell, or having a moan about people having a moan about Rob Bell… To the point he started trending on Twitter. Seriously… people thought he had died!
While all this was going on, a few people started muttering about soup kitchens being banned in Westminster.
Thats a joke right? In the age of “Big Society” and people looking after each other… instead of the government being involved… you would think that soup kitchens would be encouraged.
Daily Mail seems to confirm this isn’t a joke…
Now why cant we all get angry over this instead?
(On a side note. Lets wait for Robs’ book to be released before we all go nuts…)
Well after a break to fix a certain PC, we’re proud to present the Church Sofa Weekly Roundup:
Dave Groberts looks at
Phil Ritchie starts looking at Facebook a little differently.
Richard Littledale looks at bus signs, and who we really are…
And finally… For those wanting a break from The Simpsons, The Huffington Post looks at
The Top 10 Religion South Park Episodes. (h/t goannatree)
Well here’s something a little silly. Long term readers may remember a certain plastic alien known as Elvis who posted on Christmas Day for us…
A while back he took a trip to Manchester – we went along to record it…
Heads up to something really fairly cool.
We mentioned The Big Bible awhile
ago… they currently have a competition running to win a set of the “Lent for everyone” Books from Tom Wright.
Check it out at
the big bible project.
You know its going to be a bad service when:
You’re singing loudly, and out of tune… without realising your minister has changed the song lyrics.
The baby you’ve been asked to hold, throws up…over your face.
If I told you about
The Giggle Loop… you’d be part of T he Giggle Loop… The Prayer time starts… so does your coughing fit.
You grab your bottle of Coke… open the bottle… swig… and it drops as you put it down. Its amazing how far a bottle of coke can spread over a floor.
Two words. Nose Bleed.
You’re sat dead in the middle of the congregation… and you need to fart…
You miscalculate the amount of sweets you’re taking out your pocket… dropping them loudly on the floor.
Its quiet. Its serious. People are crying. Your phone rings. Loudly.
You stand up in front of the Church Service… and wonder if you really did your flies up earlier.
Any that we’ve missed out?
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
With thanks to
Scott Gould and Friends