Donald Trump. The Given Son?

Donald Trump, the given son?

In this weeks episode of “Satire is pretty well dead”, it appears that this is a real sign over in America. For those unsure, the Bible verse, Romans 8:17 is:

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

And yes, there is a hint of Isaiah about the text:

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Which (and I’m no Bible expert), I’m fairly certain is referring to Jesus. Not Donald Trump.

Again.

Jesus. Not Trump.

What the “Joint heirs” bit refers to…

Any ideas?

The State of “Let Us Worship” in America

Now, I’m not sure. But I’m sure the “Let Us Worship” events were originally meant to be protest/worship events based around the option around indoor worship events being closed.

Because… you know… public health impacts ability to worship indoors safely.

Its been awhile since I’ve gone to a worship event, but I’m fairly certain the “talkie bits”, weren’t like this…

Perhaps we were doing it wrong?

Lessons in Evangelism – The Tiktok Edition

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Not done one of these for a while.

Perhaps a pandemic has helped us have less human communication or something?

Anyway

In this instalment of Lessons in Evangelism, we look at how it can look…

Here’s how it looks… (with some language warnings for little ears)

Now. I’m not sure how I’d feel if a random dude came up and started speaking like that to my daughter when she’s older, (no matter their reasonings), but it also looks like he’s received a fair amount of hate online. And I’m keen not to add to that, to him on a personal level.

I do wonder if there is case to be made here that Church teachings may have suggested to him that this was ok behaviour?

Now the dude did try and post a video sharing his reasonings, but sadly they seem to have been deleted.

So I guess we’re left with the slightly sweary video…

Tips To Survive Church During A Pandemic

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Well happy days, life is returning to normal. Pubs are serving at the bar, we can lick each others faces in nightclubs, and we can rock on back to Church*.

Even with things coming back to (some sort of) normal, there is still a pandemic happening. What do we suggest doing at Church, to help survive Church during a pandemic?

  1. Bribe the right people to get seats near the source of ventilation.
  2. Wear your flipping mask
  3. Have a badge on saying “I have Asthma, coughing is basically my way of life”**
  4. Bring digging equipment in case of hoards of huggers.
  5. Get a flipping vaccine.
  6. Bring your own coffee. (Use the right cup and it could include whiskey)
  7. Has the set up changed? Bring a pen and paper to help you make a map of where things are.
  8. Bring high-tech listening devices, so if needed you can listen into the service from outside.
  9. Have regular tests to help ensure you’re safe. (No we all know lateral flows aren’t always 100%, but they are better then licking your uncles face to see if he can tell)
  10. If the preacher encourages people to give each other a Holy Kiss. Run.

What would you add to help people survive Church during a pandemic?

*I’m very aware that this paragraph could date badly.

**only do this if you have asthma

Theological Question of The Week

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Masks are demonic entities?

(With plenty of swearing incoming…)