#ThingsJesusNeverSaid

Over the weekend, Twitter has had the hashtag #ThingsJesusNeverSaid trending, that’s to say, that a load of people have been tweeting with the #ThingsJesusNeverSaid included in their tweets.

Whilst arguably not the always 100% theologically correct, there does seem to be massive agreement with what people dont feel that Jesus represents.

Here’s a selection…

Check out Twitter to see…loads more….

This Week In The Internet – The Trump Bible Edition

Where Sofa attempts to round up the random things he’s come across in Christian Internet this week…

Did you hear the one about The Book of Trump? Yeah… Like in the Bible…

Yeah… according to USA Today a wife of a political donor is wanting a “Book of Trump”… a bit like the book of Esther, but with Donald Trump… and she’s wanting this in the Bible.

Read the writings of Miriam Adelson, the Israeli-American wife of GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson, and you’ll find her case to expand the holy book with a story named after the 45th president of the United States. 

“Would it be too much to pray for a day when the Bible gets a ‘Book of Trump,’ much like it has a “Book of Esther” celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from ancient Persia?” Adelson wrote in a column published July 6 in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a newspaper the Adelsons own.

Adelson contends Donald Trump “should enjoy sweeping support” among U.S. Jews and Israelis – so much so that he deserves pages in the Bible. 

USA Today

Read more at USA Today.

Sacred Cell Phone Time?

“These days, we adults spend an average of 3 hours, 43 minutes on mobile devices every day.  And if the grouchiness of church leaders is any indication, churchgoers have conspired to make Sunday mornings at 9:15 one of those hours.”

Church Marketing Sucks* has had a look at using your phone in Church. Have a read if you feel guilty about looking at your phone in Church.

What happens to our online data when we die?

It’s claimed almost a quarter of us want our social media and email accounts to die when we do. A report says 24% would support so-called “data death” – with 1 in 10 worried about what happens to digital accounts when we die. But almost half want to leave friends and family a digital legacy, where they can access photos and messages. UCB’s David Peek asked Dr Bex Lewis – a senior lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University – for her views.

Need A Reason to go to Church?

How about not, to find out about Jesus?

Totally not, to hang out with Gods people?

What about…

Thats it for this one… Anything I missed?

*Church Marketing Sucks. I love that name.

This Week In The Internet. Another Good Omens Edition.

Sofa’s attempt to do a round up of things unleashed into Christian Internet this week…

The Good Omens Petition

Did you hear the one about the petition by a Christian organisation to Good Omens cancelled by Netflix? The problem with that is that Netflix has nothing to do with it… they probably wished they did. But they didn’t.

I really tried to write something about it. Both the… foolishness of the above, and in defence of Good Omens.

Simply put, I couldn’t get my head around it without resorting to spoilers. and more spoilers. Glen Scrivener from Speak Life has done a great job of looking at it:

A Little Thing About Ikea

Full disclaimer time. I love ikea. Their Chocolate / Dime bar thing is like kryptonite to my wallet. They’re been in the news in Poland due to “quoting Bible verses condemning homosexuality in a case strikingly similar to Israel Folau’s battle with Rugby Australia. “

The full story is here, but I’d encourage to pay special attention to

“Mr Tomasz, a long-term employee at the Krakow store, was sacked after he refused to take down Bible verses he posted in response to a notice on the company’s intranet promoting a pro-LGBT event in May.”

Can I suggest that if you write anything on your companies intranet, its probably best to be something that the company either agrees with, or at least not something that could be seen as unprofessional?

When the Church of England Tries To Make The Internet Better…

The Church of England have released a series of guidelines to help[ create a kinder atmosphere online. According to The Guardian:

“When you’re talking on social media, put the truth out. There’s no such thing as an alternative fact: there are opinions, and there is truth.

“When you are expressing an opinion, do so with kindness. And be welcoming: don’t throw out stuff, tweet or post things, that is a shut-out. That’s not the point of social media. It is social media.”

Justin Welby – Guardian

Read more at the Guardian website.

That’s it for now. Anything out there I should have included?