Alternative Sermon of The Week: “Stop giving your life to Jesus” – Glen Scrivener

A while back, I got the fantastic chance to road trip over to Kent for The Youth Work Summit. A fantastic collection of Ted Talk style… talks, aimed at empowering and equipping youth workers, and I guess, people that work with young people.

This was one of our groups stand out moments.

Can I suggest this post on Tips for a Successful Christian Road Trip for an insight in to some of what we got up to…

The Church Sofa Weekly Round Up – The Slightly Synod Edition.

So there’s been some news from the Synod this week…

Something about Synod plans to mobilise one million worshippers

Well. It seems one million members of The Church of England should get ready to be mobilised for mission…

Members of the General Synod welcomed the Church of England’s campaign Motivating the Million aimed at helping congregations in speaking about and living out their faith in homes, communities and workplaces.

Church of England website.

All sounds dramatic, and the press release about this is worth a look, but I wonder what its going to look like?

The Church Mouse take on evangelism is worth a read on this subject.

When you’re the wrong type of Christian…

As someone who works with young people, I’ve seen the impact that love can have on people. Sometimes, what people need most is “simply” a family a family to love them.

It seems, if you want to be foster parent, and look after people, then you should probably be the right kind of Christian.

This weeks Twitter High Point…

Something a bit silly…

A new challenge for all the preachers out there! Try and beat this preacher…

Brookman, a minister for Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, was delivering a Sunday message from 1 Corinthians 12 when his sermon illustration nearly resulted in the purchase of $28 worth of toilet paper.

The sermon, titled “Greet One Another,” was based on the Apostle Paul’s admonition that the church function as one body with many parts.

Basically, just get yourself on MP3, and find a reason to say “Alexa. Play Cheesy Christian music”

Something to watch…

*Warning, possibly a interesting take on “Heaven” lays below…

What did you find online this week?

The Second Coming (has been cancelled).

Well. A few weeks back Sofa confirmed that no, it wasn’t a joke. There was a comic called “The Second Coming“, that was indeed happening, and it was about:

Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel—and now, he aims to set the record straight.

DC Website

There was… going to be a comic called The Second Coming. According to The Guardian, it has been cancelled following a petition on the CitizenGo website that reached 200,000-signatures, which called on DC Comics to pull the comic. It felt like an almost controversial stance at the time, but Sofa felt curious about the comic, suggesting that instead of burning heathens, that we should look forward to what it had to say. Particularly in regards to “what has become of his gospel“.

While it looks like the comic still may happen, it will more than likely be released on a less mainstream label then the non mainstream DC label it was originally intended for. I’d suggest that this means the The Second Coming comic will still be out there, but the opportunity for a conversation about it will be less.