Weekly RoundUp: Tech, Death, and Pole Dancers

Here’s this weeks round up:

  • Richard Littledale wonders if its ok to use Twitter in Church.
  • Its a little old, but as part of the above; Time Magazine has looked at Churches which use Twitter.
  • Keeping on the techie theme, Phil Ritchie looks at using the Bible on his blackberry.
  • The Rob Bell book: “Love Wins” still has people talking. The Funeral Director wonders why alot of pastors are so keen to judge, while they may well also be preaching the same message.
  • And finally… Pole Dancing for Jesus????

Weekly Round Up: A Hint of Love Wins…

Heres this weeks random roundup:

  • If you’ve not seen it, here’s the Martin Bashir interview with Rob Bell. Cant make up my mind if he’s putting up a good argument or squirming?
  • The Urban Pastor wonders if he can be bothered to read it… On that note can anyone recommend a good cheap way of getting hold of Love Wins?
  • Richard Littledale highlights the little voice of Aria.
  • Small plug for the scribbledfish project – which is being given a fresh look. Basically its about me and the camera…
  • And finally… Church Mouse questions why no one has pointed out how fashionable John Calvins beard is. Personally I think its amazing…

Weekly RoundUp: The Looking At Lent Edition

Well… we are to start with…

  • We’ve mentioned the Beer and Bible initiative currently starting in Chelmsford before, if you missed it I suggest getting yourself over to Phils Treehouse and watching the promo video about it…
  • The 40Things guys are encouraging people to try 1 new thing per day during lent as part of the 40 Things Challenge.
  • Moving away from Lent… The Jesus Mission asks what could be learnt from Barack Obama…
  • Chelliah Laity has compiled a list of Christian Bloggers thats worth a look.
  • According to “BBC’s new face of religion”, people look at Eve as a troublesome wife and God has a wife…The Telegraph.
  • And finally… As I’m sure you can tell, The Church Sofa lads can sometimes channel a bit of an inner geek… Room515.co.uk is a result of that…

Weekly Roundup: The Gun Jumping Edition

In no particular order, and not particularly just from this week, heres the Twitter flavoured round up:

  • In the light of our Mac / PC related items over the the last, @mikepeat sent us “Why Apple is Catholic and PCs are Protestant” – Nice.
  • With Rob Bell related madness, mixed with reports about Christian foster parents still ringing in our ears, Crimperman asks the Church to “Stop jumping the gun“.
  • Richard Littledale asks what the value of words are.
  • During the week of the ipad2 launch @jonwitout asks us to think about materialism and the first chapter of Haggai. (I’m not sure if it was due to the iPad2 launch or not).
  • Vic The Vicar is looking at the homeless issue in Westminster and has asked, what are we doing that makes a difference?
  • And finally… Dave Walker has summed up how I normally feel on trains

The Church Sofa Weekly Roundup: The “Looking At” Edition

Well after a break to fix a certain PC, we’re proud to present the Church Sofa Weekly Roundup:

Dave Groberts looks at Chocolate Christianity.
Phil Ritchie starts looking at Facebook a little differently.
Richard Littledale looks at bus signs, and who we really are…

And finally… For those wanting a break from The Simpsons, The Huffington Post looks at The Top 10 Religion South Park Episodes. (h/t goannatree)

The Weekly RoundUp: The Looking From Above Edition

A quick punchy approach to it this week:

And finally, the BBC have shared a number of stories from people who have all experienced some amazing “Good Samaritan” moments. From angels on the road side to being near death, its worth checking out!

Weekly Round Up: The Obvious Christmas Edition

Hi, I’m Elvis. Elvis The Alien.

I’m one of the pets that sometimes sit on The Church when the two Andys arn’t looking.

Well seeing they are both doing Christmassy things they have left me in charge of the weekly roundup.

As its been hard to avoid Christmas stuff this week, I’m going to be predictable and keep with it…

  • Well… if you’ve had the BBC on during the last few evenings the chances are you’ve seen The Nativity on BBC1. I couldn’t help but love it, and thought the Tony Jordan interview with The Telegraph was an insight into the journey he went through while writing it. For a more traditional ‘media’ interview, it also worthwhile checking out the online press pack for The Nativity.
  • The Urban Pastor asks what does a Virgin Birth really mean?
  • Richard Littledale looks at a…rather odd themed Christmas service. Personally I’m not a fan, but as I’m an alien I dont really like food.
  • While finally… the mouse lets us see his letter to Santa

Well thats me done.

Sorry about the photo btw… I’m not sure if ThatAndy knew what he was doing when he took it…

Weekly Round Up: The Out of This World Edition…

…trust me, it kinda is:

  • (Not really from this week but still kinda applies to events of of this week as well) The Kouya Chronicle calls for prospective in the light of recent votes that have made the news. (With thanks to @RobinS for the tip)
  • Imagine the church sofa… but with rose wine, cushions, and less pizza left gathering dust. It might look something like Purposeful Purity. Very cool blog, except they think that Spiderman is better then Batman…
  • Looking for a last minute Christmas present? Maybe worth while checking out Patriarch, a novel based on Abraham, and available at cost price… or even cheaper… but donating to ICY might be nice.
  • Talking about Christmas, Dave Walker has helped us to understand the symbolism behind Christmas.
  • Jon Butler looks at the importance of being together.
  • And finally… This camera actually does get lifted out of this world.  (Really very cool)

Weekly Round Up: The ‘Warning: religious symbolism’ Edition

Heres some of the best we’ve come across this week:

  • Phil Ritchie has picked up on the fact that it seems that Religious Symbolism is something that Film 2010 feels people need to be warned about. Heres the Film2010 review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – I was kinda amazed at the comments as well.
  • Whats a “Christian Tree”? According to the news broadcast I caught one has been cut down in Glastonbury. BBC News has the info…
  • Does the name Gavin Peacock ring a bell? Ever wondered what happened to him? The Independent has the answers… even if his name doesn’t ring a bell its an interesting article about a former footballer becoming a preacher man.
  • And finally… What would an atheist nativity play look like? (Warning: Humour Needed!)