When CPAC had a visitor…

Every year over in America, there is a conference held in America called Conservative Political Action Conference, otherwise known as CPAC. From what I can tell from the world of Twitter, this seems to be a political conference for Conservative Conservatives, the republican republicans, and yes.

There appears to be a large Christian presence there. And yes. They like Trump.

According to Vox

More recently it’s provocation, street fighting with liberals, and identity politics for aging white Christians. And in Trump, the CPAC faithful finally have a politician who embraces the values of conservative mass-market entertainment as the core of his politics.

And yes, this right wing, Christian flavoured conference, really seem to like Trump…

I am sure there’s something in the Bible that warns against this… I’m sure there is…

Robert Jeffress on Climate Change

Right-wing pastor Robert Jeffress has been asked his thoughts on climate change, and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Jeffress commented,  “This Greta Thunberg, the 16 year-old, she was warning today about the mass extinction of humanity. Somebody needs to read poor Greta Genesis chapter 9 and tell her the next time she worries about global warming, just look at a rainbow; that’s God’s promise that the polar ice caps aren’t going to melt and flood the world again.”

This kinda reminds me of a Doctor Who episode, where a guy kept saying there were no Daleks anymore. A rhetoric he kept repeating even when he faced the Daleks. That didn’t end well for him.

If we are to keep saying that Climate change isn’t a problem, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

Lesson 1 in Church Communications?

Try and read what you’re sending to people.

Unless you want your communication to be screenshot and sent over Facebook, which, could be an interesting evangelism strategy.

Anyone want to try it?

When Jesus Attacks Jedi…

So according to the BBC Website, this happened…

“Police are hunting a man dressed as Jesus who assaulted a fellow Halloween reveller dressed as a Jedi Knight in Dundee.”

Read more here.

I realise that Jedi is a growing religion in this country, but really…

What would God the Father say..?

Picture a Church Building…

… or at least a new Church building…

What does it look like?

What is it built from?

A couple of weeks ago we asked if we imagined enough in the work that churches do. Well what if that imagination was also applied to our buildings?

Here’s something we missed last month from dailywhat.org.uk:

Congregation builds its own church from junk

A community in north Glasgow is using old drinks cans, car tyres, shipping containers, wooden pallets and straw bales to build a new church, theatre and community centre.

The cans are being used to make walls and furniture, the tyres to form foundations, the containers and pallets to create buildings and the straw bales to create insulation.

It is one of the most ambitious recycling projects in the country.

Building work has already started and the aim is to complete the project by April 2014.

“We are creating our new building ourselves – one can, one tyre, one straw bale at a time,” said Reverend Christopher Rowe, the minister of Colston Milton Parish Church.

“The people of Milton will be building out of material commonly regarded as rubbish, things that people throw away but which in reality could be given another life in all sorts of ways.”

Hundreds of local people have so far collected more than two tonnes of used aluminium cans, and aim to gather a further two tonnes. Some will be used to make walls and furniture, and some sold to raise money for the project.

The new community building will also make use of more than 500 worn car tyres, 300 wooden pallets, 12 shipping containers, old roofing tiles and scaffolding planks.

Read More on BBC News