The Weeks Round Up

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.

Apparently.

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)

Stay safe.

Stay healthy.

Wash your hands.

Now. This Is Something Nice.

I’m sure most of UK Christian Facebook has seen this, but its still going here, as well. Its nice to have something nice every now and then.

And this. It’s a little bit like a vocal hug.

If you’ve not heard this. Give this a listen. If you have. Well… perhaps give it another listen.

This week in the internet

Every week, Sofa rounds up the bits and pieces that kinda haven’t made it into a complete post. And yes, there is a coronavirus theme to… at least some of it.

This weeks round up is brought to you to the back drop of Little Sofa on her trampoline.

Church before and during Coronavius

If you’re at all interested in the state of the Church, particularly in the light of everything moving online, can I massively recommend this round up of loads of information about online church, from Peter Phillips (Digital Theology Researcher at Durham Uni, and Head of Digital Theology at Premier Media)

A round up recommending a round up…

The Divine Cleansing Kit

It seems a Divine Cleansing Kit is a thing.

The instructions for use are:

  • Anoint your hands and neck with the Divine Cleansing Oil for divine cleansing
  • Anoint Door frames for protection of your home and properties.
  • Tie the scarlet yarn on your wrist for added protection and peace of mind.
  • Use the Divine Protection Miracle Prayer Card daily to keep you and your loved ones safe

Sofa would also add, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and stay the flip home.

And finally. Chris is awake.

bbc news

Can someone get Chris a coffee?

This Week In The Internet

Every week Sofa rounds up some of the bits of church internet, that didn’t really make it as a proper post.

The Coronavirus vibe continues again through this weeks collection…which comes to you, to the backdrop of “Outnumbered”. (Which includes affiliate links)

Reading Material I’d Recommend.

Notes on a Nervous Planet. By Matt Haig. Its described as “a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy.

To be honest. It makes a lot of “right now”, make a lot of sense.

An Alternative Way to Share The Peace

The Grand Coronavirus Healing

Something About Belief.

Here’s to a healthy week… good luck…

This Week in The Internet. The Coronavirus Collection

Every week Sofa rounds up some of the bits of church internet, that didn’t really make it as a proper post.

There is a Coronavirus vibe through this weeks collection…which comes to you, to the backdrop of “Peter Rabbit”.

Dont Worry About Coronavirus. Take Silver Solution.

Dont Worry About Coronavirus. Have A Healthy Gut.

Dont Worry About Coronavirus. Just Go To Work…

#Sigh….

The National Prayer Breakfast

Have you come across The National Prayer Breakfast in America? If you’re not sure, Wikipedia describes it as:

It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization. It is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and pray together.

Baring the above in mind, Jimmy Kimmel has shown a comparison between Donald Trump, and President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast…

Subtle difference…

This week in the internet

Every week Sofa rounds up some of the bits of church internet, that didn’t really make it as a proper post.

This collection of fun links comes to you to the backdrop of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer?- the one with the weird dreams, and the cheese guy…

Franklin Graham appears nice…

Now why doesn’t he appear this nice in other interviews…?

Good news for Christian Liverpool fans..

And finally… something beautiful…

Thats a little nice to end the week on right?

This Week In The Internet

Every week Sofa rounds up some of the bits of church internet, that didn’t really make it as a proper post.

And I swear I’m gonna make this a Brexit free zone.

Any way… This collection of fun links comes to you to the backdrop of “Lion King 3″…

Franklin Graham has been banned from various UK Venues

From Friendly Atheist

Christian evangelist and hate-preacher Franklin Graham was scheduled to speak in Liverpool this summer as part of a longer UK tour, but that stop won’t be happening anymore. The venue where he was speaking, ACC Liverpool, announced that he would no longer be welcome. They cited Graham’s history of statements which are “incompatible with our values.”

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Ok. So Franklin Graham has been from a Liverpool venue. Since the above he has been banned from speaking at a venue in Sheffield, and Glasgow.

Considering he appears quite a diversive figure within the church, is it a surprise that secular organisations, aren’t comfortable with him preaching there?

The Joy of Biblical Marriage?

And finally… a look at how Guardian Angels operate…

Apparently.

This week in the internet

Every week Sofa attempts to round up some of the bits of church internet, that didn’t really make it as a proper post. I say attempt – mostly because this doesn’t seem to have happened for a while. I’m not sure why.

Any way… This collection of fun links comes to you to the backdrop of “Happy Feet.” A bonkers film about singing penguins.

Jim Bakker wants to sell you a Trump Photo…

When A Church Just Asks Its Old People To Leave…

Well. According to Premier Christian News, this is a thing…

Grand Forks Herald reports that a church memo was sent to elderly members recommending they attend the Woodbury campus while the church “resets”. They were also encouraged to wait two years before re-applying for membership.

PremierChristian

Sofa is all for encouraging young people in church, but does also feel that lowering the average age by default is simply cheating.

Being A #TradWife

And then… there’s this…

Something for the Doctor Who fans out there, there is an English / Judoon translator. Could be useful for this weekends Doctor Who episode?