The Weekly Round Up: The Viral Bible Edition

Welcome to the Church Sofa Grand Weekly Round Up:

 

The Weekly Round Up – With a Fundamentalist Flavour Edition

Welcome to this weeks weekly round up:

  • Richard Littledale looks the relationship between preachers and rubber ducks.
  • The Blue Fish asks if Joseph is a story of comedy or a tragedy?
  • JesusNeedsNewPR comments on an American documentary series called 20/20, who has an episode looking at the Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches… Warning: If the that Westboro lot make your blood pressure raise – you may want to avoid this…
  • … but on that subject… in a week that a fresh Westboro baptist documentary was shown in the UK, the same old links went flying around the place… one of the best I saw was what happened when Westboro Baptist went to protest at the Twitter Offices…
  • On a different subject, the ASBO Jesus has a TShirt shop!!! I think I’ve already found a ******* *** **** (censored due to that person sometimes reading this)
  • And finally… part of me so wants to drive this!!

Weekly RoundUp: The Carling theology Edition

Here’s this weeks round up:

  • Our Text for today – The Big Bible looks at the use of smartphones to read the Bible both in and out of Church.
  • Jesus Needs New PR looks at what Christian Fundamentalism leaves behind.
  • Glen asks what a real man looks like.
  • Jon asks if the Church should be competing or supporting their local community.
  • Phil Ritchie discovers Carling theology (I’m more of an ale fan myself – but thats missing the point).
  • And finally… Can you do nothing for two minutes?

 

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!