Weird News

Picture a Church Building…

… or at least a new Church building…

What does it look like?

What is it built from?

A couple of weeks ago we asked if we imagined enough in the work that churches do. Well what if that imagination was also applied to our buildings?

Here’s something we missed last month from dailywhat.org.uk:

Congregation builds its own church from junk

A community in north Glasgow is using old drinks cans, car tyres, shipping containers, wooden pallets and straw bales to build a new church, theatre and community centre.

The cans are being used to make walls and furniture, the tyres to form foundations, the containers and pallets to create buildings and the straw bales to create insulation.

It is one of the most ambitious recycling projects in the country.

Building work has already started and the aim is to complete the project by April 2014.

“We are creating our new building ourselves – one can, one tyre, one straw bale at a time,” said Reverend Christopher Rowe, the minister of Colston Milton Parish Church.

“The people of Milton will be building out of material commonly regarded as rubbish, things that people throw away but which in reality could be given another life in all sorts of ways.”

Hundreds of local people have so far collected more than two tonnes of used aluminium cans, and aim to gather a further two tonnes. Some will be used to make walls and furniture, and some sold to raise money for the project.

The new community building will also make use of more than 500 worn car tyres, 300 wooden pallets, 12 shipping containers, old roofing tiles and scaffolding planks.

Read More on BBC News

 

Homeless Soup Kitchens to be Banned?

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.

The 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…)

Strippers Protest Against a Church.

Like a plot from a bad comedy;

A number of strippers in Warsaw, Ohio have protested outside a local church which regularly pickets them.

Tommy George, who runs the Foxhole club, launched the protest against the actions of Pastor Bill Dunfee of the New Beginnings Ministries church located 7 miles away, The Columbus Dispatchreports.

Dunfee and members of his ministry have picketed the Foxhole every weekend for the last four years, waiting in the car park with signs, horns and video cameras. The church later posts video clips of patrons’ number plates online.

Dunfee said: “Tom George is a parasite, a man without judgement. The word of Jesus Christ says you cannot share territory with the devil.”

George has responded in recent weeks by taking strippers armed with water pistols and dressed in see-through shorts along to the church.

Read More at the DigitalSpy