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…)

The Church Sofa Weekly Roundup: The “Looking At” Edition

Well after a break to fix a certain PC, we’re proud to present the Church Sofa Weekly Roundup:

Dave Groberts looks at Chocolate Christianity.
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)

Top 10 Embarrassing Moments In A Church Service

You know its going to be a bad service when:

  1. You’re singing loudly, and out of tune… without realising your minister has changed the song lyrics.
  2. The baby you’ve been asked to hold, throws up…over your face.
  3. If I told you about The Giggle Loop… you’d be part of The Giggle Loop
  4. The Prayer time starts… so does your coughing fit.
  5. 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.
  6. Two words. Nose Bleed.
  7. You’re sat dead in the middle of the congregation… and you need to fart…
  8. You miscalculate the amount of sweets you’re taking out your pocket… dropping them loudly on the floor.
  9. Its quiet. Its serious. People are crying. Your phone rings. Loudly.
  10. 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?

Youthwork Southwest, Exeter

Well here’s a quick notice for anyone in the Devon and Southwest area; The Youthwork Southwest conference is being held again in Exeter, on Saturday 5th March. Last years was worth the time, and this years is also looking good.

If you’re a Soul Survivor fan… Mike Pilavachi also seems to be hanging around this year…

Loads more detail can be found at the Youthwork SouthWest WordPress site.

Let us know if you’re planning to go!