10 Games To play At #cnmac12

If you ever anything like me, it doesn’t matter how interesting a speaker is, sometimes your mind does wonder during a presentation.  Or you may have a moment or two of downtime between parts of the day.

If this happens to you – try these games. Please note you dont have to be at a Christian Media conference for many of these games to actually work.

  1.  Try and work out the percentage of Mac to Windows laptops in any given room.
  2. Congratulate anyone using a Linux operating system.
  3. Compare avatars to actual faces. Does anyone really look like their avatar?
  4. Do those premier signs still have photos of various cathedrals on them? If so try and work out which city each one is found in.
  5. Spot if anyone is sulking because they didn’t get a wifi slot.
  6. Tell @DigitalNun that she is by far the coolest nun you’ve come across.
  7. Encourage the conference presenter to organise a Mexican wave in the main lecture hall – via The Twitterfall
  8. How many vicars are there in the room? / How many vicars are there in disguise?
  9. Play hunt the person you want to meet up with, via clues on Twitter. Love the fact he greats you like an old friend.
  10. Count the amount of gadgets.
For the record – these games were made up on the train journey home, not during any presentations!!!
*The Church Sofa team are not responsible for any odd looks or people questioning your sanity if you do try any of the above out.

Weekly RoundUp: Lessons From The Mail

Welcome to this weeks Weekly Roundup:

  •  @OlMoore has a content moment.
  • Richard Littledale has a survey asking about peoples “verbal issues” – Where did it all go wrong?
  • There should be no surprise that there have been plenty of reactions to the death of Steve Jobs, @Rev_Gene and @alantlwilson are just two of the many…
  • Vic The Vicar ponders the behavior of footballers.
  • The Andesmedia site, has had a look at the Daily Mail’s reporting of the Amanda Knox appeal, and what lessons we learn for our own online space.
  • ….and finally… are you fed up with the Westboro Baptist Publicity machine? Well heres a Facebook page for you…

Weekly Round Up: The Why Harvest Edition

Its hot. Its Sunny. Summer is back.  So bookmark this page, and check these links out when the sun hides back behind a cloud:

Church Sofa Guide To Church: The Harvest Service

So the research is in. And we have the definitions in for “The Harvest Service”:

  • A Sunday morning service where people bring in fresh fruit and veg to send over seas.
  • A Sunday morning service where people bring in non fresh food for local needy people… that may not have a tin opener.
  • The yearly service where we thank God for his goodness to us.
  • A service where people auction themselves to raise money for a new Church roof.
Serious question. In a world where we get our fresh food and meat from Tescos, is there still a place for the Harvest Service?

Weekly Roundup: The Creative Edition

Did anyone comment about Facebook?