Its my birthday this week! Woo! I am finally reaching the old age of 32*, and to mark the occasion I figured I would explore the world of Christian gifts, and birthday presents.
Well there more “interesting” things out there, I figured I would kinda base this on my own wish list of stuff (Which for the benefit of any friends and family reading this – IS NOT THE BELOW)
Here is the Church Sofa Top 5 Christian birthday presents: (Clicking some links may provide input to the Sofa Birthday fund)
The Jesus Bottle Opener
Need to open a beer and tell people about love for Jesus? This would be perfect!
Christian Chocolate Balls?
Because chocolate is good…
A Christian Paper Weight?
That’s what it is right?
Somewhere Inspirational To Put a Pint?
A Christian T Shirt
Perfect for the creationist in your life?
Any other ideas?
(Dearest family and friends, please feel free to ask for my wish list… please don’t get confused with the above!)
*At least that’s how old I was when I stopped counting.
It sounds like the start of a joke…
Admittingly the punchline needs some work…
Check this out from the bbc.co.uk website:
Pub bosses have apologised after asking a group of trainee priests to leave their Cardiff venue, mistaking them for a stag party in fancy dress.
The seven Roman Catholic seminarians had gone to The City Arms to toast Father Peter McClaren’s ordination when they were asked to move on.
But assistant manager Matt Morgan said they received a free round of drinks when the situation was explained.
“They were all dressed in their black and white clothes,” he said.
“The staff thought they were a stag. We do have quite a few issues on the weekends with parties wearing fancy dress so it is our policy to turn them away.”
There is a happy ending…
“The doorman basically said something along the lines of, ‘sorry gents, we have a policy of no fancy dress and no stag dos’.”
The students had started to leave when they were approached by the bar manager.
“He basically said, ‘you’re real, aren’t you?’,” said Fr Doyle.
“He invited them back in and when they walked back in the entire pub burst into a round of applause, and they had a free round off The City Arms.”
Read more on the BBC website.
I guess I have a few questions
Are groups of drunken priests wondering the local pubs an issue in your area?
Would you worry, if you saw a group of priests in your local pub?
Is there a difference between student priests and a stag party?
Some great words from Sheridan Voysey on Harvest :
A jug of beer was on hand to refill empty cups and the ‘sermon’ of sorts was given by an avid home-brewer named Joe, who lifted a pint into the air as he began to speak.
He said, “When we make and drink beer, we celebrate the grain and fine fruit of the field. We celebrate the miracle of hops, and the magic that is yeast.” Joe had my attention. I’d never heard a preacher extol the virtues of alcohol before.
He said, “When we make and drink beer, we also celebrate God’s creativity. God doesn’t make beer for us, but invites us to collaborate with him to make something new.”
Read the rest over at sheridanvoysey.com.