Should Christians Watch Disney Pixars Soul?

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A question I thought / hoped / prayed had died with Harry Potter saying goodbye to his kids on the platform at Kings Cross.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the question was more along the lines of “What Can Christians Learn From…(in this case) Soul”. Wouldn’t that at least put across the impression that Christians were “for” things, rather than questioning culture all around.

No I’m not saying we should accept everything, but I wonder what a change in tone would be like?

And no… I’ve not watched Soul on Disney Plus yet, I’ve been busy with the Switch, Doctor Who Christmas specials, or Marvel films.

When Church Meets Coach to 5k?

I have to admit I’m not sure what this is?

Is this when meeting outside and running, instead of sitting in a hall?

Perhaps with some Bible teaching via the headphones?

I’m not sure how worship songs would work… but the more I think about it, the more I’m liking the idea and kinda hope I’m right.

I totally failed at c25k when I tried it, but what if this was a thing?

Its The First Month, Dont Forget Your First Fruits

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Remember Paula White? Spiritual Advisor to Donald Trump?

She has a thing about people offering God their first fruits…

Obviously her website gives plenty of chances to offer first fruits in the form of money. Indeed. It seems the higher amount of money fruit you have – the more stuff she will send back to you.

Like you’re buying something really I guess…

The Big 2020 Church Sofa List of Favourite Things

Well. 2020.

That was a… laugh… or something. A bit like having root canal, whilst having my toes tickled by a deranged clown.

Over the last couple of years I’ve attempted to share some of my favourite bits and pieces that I’ve enjoyed seeing / reading / listening to over the last 12 months. They’ve all particularly inspired, or held my attention in some way.

There will also be Church Sofa highlights thrown in there as well.

There may well be affiliate links thrown in to the mix, but if you dont know any of the below I’d encourage you to check it all out.

Some of my favourite books from this year:

My Favourite Christian Meme

Church Sofa Guide.

Was it born from tripping up the stairs? Was it because of congestion at the coffee machine? Could it have been the queue at the toilet?

10 Excuses for being late for a Church Zoom meeting was the outcome.

My Favourite Movies of 2020

Well, were there many new movies out there this year?

I saw Birds of Pray… that was… “alright”.

For a random suggestion, we came across “Katy” on the CBBC part of iPlayer here in the UK. We went in there blind so it probably hit us emotionally more as a result, but if you’re in the UK and looking for something with “talking points” to watch with the kids – that would be my suggestion.

My Favourite Songs of 2020

Well… I dont care if its over played…

Church Notice Board of The Year

Well… this was the most viewed of the year…

But.

Lets close this little yearly roundup with this instead..

And its possibly a note to go into 2021 on…

What are your highpoints from 2020? Are there any?

Looking Back At My Christian Goals For 2020

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Alright, so I’ve just stumbled on a list of Christian goals I wrote for 2020. As they were posted up here, I’m fairly certain they were goals that were not meant to be taken seriously, I wanted to take a moment to look at how they had all gone.

Warning. If you want to read a tale of achievement, look away now. (Actually this probably isn’t the blog for you anyway)

Here is how I did with my planned goals for 2020. (Or at least some of them – I wrote quite a few goals down…)

Go to church once or twice.Well the good news is I succeeded here. I did indeed go to church once or twice. Doesn’t feel like much more in person…

“Learn Ancient Greek” So I went from having super low expectations to either having super high expectations… I hope I was just joking. (Ancient Greek readers – Please don’t hate me)… most of these comments could also apply to when I wrote “read the bible”. (Put the burning pitchforks down people – I think I meant reading all of it)

“Pray every now and then”.

Praying “God. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh?” counts right?

“Enjoy Gods Not Dead 3.” It hasn’t seemed to make it to Netflix… So I guess that one remains on my “watch list”.

“Enjoy Church Squash” I guess one disadvantage to lockdown is that I’m confined to drinking my own squash?

“Read any book” I’ve just finished reading “Checkpoint” – Basically a look at how video games help our mental health. Totally recommended. Get it here, and I might get a few pence because of it.

“Write that ebook I joked about once”

I actually forgot about this one. I think the idea was to take the argument “its not in the Bible”, and take everything that we assume is ok, or “biblical”, and try and work out where it came from.

Perhaps this is the year for it?

The Optimistic Christian Book of the Year?

Are you an optimistic?

Do you feel there are better days ahead?

Are you a Christian?

I may have stumbled over the optimistically Christian part of Amazon. (Affliate link)

The 2021 planners. Looking a bit a like this…

Including inspirational quotes, and Christian holidays noted. Get it from Amazon (affiliate link)

Not that I’m saying that any plans for 2021 is overly optimistic, but I do feel more hope for stuff happening in 2022….