I dont know about you but this week seemed to have gone by in a bit of a blur – like super quick. Every weekish, Sofa does a round up of Christian / Church internet…
And… well. this round up – its a bit self indulgent.
This weeks round up is completed to the back drop of UCB1.
Christian Twitter likes talking about the radio.
Ok heres the self indulgent bit.
It appears that someone in the CofE said something about how the church should talk the language of radio 2 – not radio 3. This prompted at least one out burst from a radio 3 listener… and well… people started talking what radio stations they listen to. Prompting this poll from the Sofa. (I did say this was self indulgent)
Considering the amount of people who responded about other options, I guess the lesson is that there are more than just “two voices” out there.
Personally I like prefer listening to podcasts.
And Doctor Who audios.
This Is No White Jesus.
Meanwhile. Over In An American Church
If you’ve got a ticket for Church tomorrow. Remember. Play nice (ideally two meters way from others)
Every week, sofa posts a round up of stuff that didn’t make it to its own post. Considering some of the news from this week, I’m going to try and minimise my comment a little on the below.
On a light note – todays round up is being typed to the back drop of “The Odd Squad” from CBBC. (Thats right, not cbeebies, little sofa is growing up!)
Donald Trump and The Bible.
Well, in case you’ve missed it. Here’s a summery of what Donald did with the Bible.
I’m not in the habit of quoting The Bible Society, but they’ve not held back with that they think…
It’s not entirely clear what Mr Trump intended to convey by this photo-op, but it’s a disturbing image. Certainly he outraged the church’s bishop: Rt Revd Mariann Budde told CNN, ‘Let me be clear, the President just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my diocese, without permission, as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus.’
It’s genuinely troubling to see the Bible being used as a prop – particularly when, as the bishop says, it’s associated with images of violence. Co-opting the Bible as a justification for repression is unacceptable.
Every week, Sofa rounds up the bits and pieces that kinda haven’t made it into a complete post… actually thats the aim. Not done one of these for a while, I guess its been a casualty of… you know… everything going a bit… weird. (Is “weird” the right word?)
I also wonder if there’s been a drop in “Churchy” news as well? Or at least a drop in news about Churches not being… silly.
Enter this week…
Wishing the Bishop Well…
Was all that the Minister Micheal Gove could say in an interview this week, when asked about Dominic Cummings…
Wait for it…
Supporting Trump is “The Gospel”
Or, at least an expression of it.
And finally – Lets open the Churches!
The R Number is rumoured to be increasing.
People are angry at government hypocrisy.
There are concerns about people gathering on beaches.
People are still worried about their health.
Lets open the Churches! (Personally I once heard a sermon preached about the church not being about the building – but the people. But I guess that was wrong)