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101 Things Christians Should Give Up For Lent.

With the start of Lent around the corner, we felt best to wonder what we should give up for lent. Having decided to give up the gym, we realised that all truly Godly people give up multiple things, so we decided to write a list of things that true Christians should give up for lent.

  1. Chocolate.
  2. Beer.
  3. Wine.
  4. Swearing.
  5. Cyder
  6. Biscuits
  7. Vodka
  8. Guitar Playing.
  9. Crisps
  10. Leavened Bread
  11. Sex
  12. Going to the Gym.
  13. Drugs
  14. Mid Air Drumming.
  15. Rock
  16. Roll
  17. Your Hobby.
  18. Watching Non Christian Movies at The Cinema.
  19. Pizza
  20. Pasta
  21. Chinese Food
  22. Junk Food
  23. Non Christian Music
  24. Non Organic Food.
  25. Non Christian TV.
  26. Gossiping. AKA Prayer Small Groups.
  27. Internet Access
  28. TV
  29. Wasting time reading silly lists online.
  30. Going to the Gym.
  31. Going to non independent food stores.
  32. Doing any act that isn’t in the Bible.
  33. Playing computer games from 2001 onwards.
  34. Electricity from non renewable sources.
  35. Processed food.
  36. Easter Eggs.
  37. Driving any motor vehicle. (An electric car / bike is only allowed if you charge from renewable sources)
  38. All shoes, except for sandals.
  39. Your wages.
  40. Listening to non Christian radio.
  41. Talking to anyone who may lead you at all astray.
  42. Dont even think about eating anything like Pancakes during lent. Thats cheating.
  43. Asthma Attacks.
  44. Going to that Chip Shop on the corner, between work, and the train station.
  45. Buy lego figures.
  46. Looking for spelling / grammer issues in The Church Sofa.
  47. Eating non natural / organic foods.
  48. Caring that one of the above is mentioned twice.
  49. Watching Call The Midwife.
  50. Trying to find things to give up.
  51. Reading ridiculous lists that don’t live up to their promise.

Obviously if you manage to give up all the above, you are indeed a Godly person, and possibly living in a cave somewhere.

Well done.

Weekly Roundup: The #BigRead12 Edition

Welcome to the first weekly roundup of March:

Weekly Round Up – The Lent Edition

Welcome to Saturday, and the Weekly Roundup of what we’ve seen online this week:

Church Sofa Half Serious Guide To Church: Lent

How Good At Lent Are You?

In case you’ve not noticed. Its Pancake day today, therefore tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

What are you giving up?

Use our below tick list for inspiration, and give yourself a tick for each item you’re giving up:


Giving up item Points
Chocolate  |        |
Beer / Alcohol  |        |
Crisps  |        |
Ice Cream  |        |
Coffee  |        |
Biscuits  |        |
 Television (Worth 2 Points)  |        |
Your Computer / Playstation (Two Points)  |        |
Smart Phone (2 points)  |        |
Your house / flat (Worth Three Points)  |        |


Got one tick: You’re doing alright.

Two – Seven Ticks: You’re doing well. Keep it up!

Seven or more: You are indeed a saint!

  • Are you giving anything up for Lent? If so what?
  • Why are you doing it anyway?

Weekly RoundUp: The Looking At Lent Edition

Well… we are to start with…

  • We’ve mentioned the Beer and Bible initiative currently starting in Chelmsford before, if you missed it I suggest getting yourself over to Phils Treehouse and watching the promo video about it…
  • The 40Things guys are encouraging people to try 1 new thing per day during lent as part of the 40 Things Challenge.
  • Moving away from Lent… The Jesus Mission asks what could be learnt from Barack Obama…
  • Chelliah Laity has compiled a list of Christian Bloggers thats worth a look.
  • According to “BBC’s new face of religion”, people look at Eve as a troublesome wife and God has a wife…The Telegraph.
  • And finally… As I’m sure you can tell, The Church Sofa lads can sometimes channel a bit of an inner geek… Room515.co.uk is a result of that…