This Week In The Internet

A round up of some of the more random things from the world of Church internets that have come across The Sofa’s attention this week.

Something about Harry and Meghan

Christian Today reported on Christians reaction to recent news from the Royal Family…

Christians have been voicing their sympathy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Twitter today after they confirmed that they are stepping back as “senior” members of the Royal Family.

In an announcement, the couple said they had reached their decision “after many months of reflection and internal discussions”. 

They plan to split their time between the UK and North America, “continuing to honour our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth and our patronages,” and have said their goal is to become “financially independent”. 

“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” they said. 

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Also Christian Today…

#CreepyTweetOfTheWeek

From well known Bible Teacher John Piper…

I know its not from this week… but dude… creepy.

Vague Prophecy of The Week

Well that was both doom laden, and vague. I guess if something happens, at somepoint, in some of those huge cities – Jim Bakker can point back to this right?

Heres to a more optimistic and positive week ahead…

Jim Bakker Has A Deal For YOU!!!

Post Christmas, we are all looking for ways to save money right?

American televangelist, Jim Bakker has the perfect deal for you. You can get a package that includes a booklet, two coins, two DVDs, an engraved brass plate, your photos included in a photo album, and a membership card.

This is yours for a low price of only $100,000.00!

Fancy it? Get it from the jimbakkershow.com website. Let me know how it is!

Theological Question of The Week

Question. What does it mean to be saved?

Seriously.

For some its a matter of prayer, for some its a matter of the right prayer, others its about behavior, some – works. Its a question that preachers and cleaver people all over, spend time trying to work out the answer to.

Jim Bakker has a test…

You know what? Trump is a test [of] whether you are even saved. Only saved people can love Trump. No, you gotta be really saved! You gotta forgive! You gotta be able to forgive… you forgive when you’re saved!

I guess reinforcing that to be a Christian, is to love God, is a way of getting Christians to vote for Trump?

The Church Sofa Guide To Church: Epiphany

According to Google, today (if I’ve got my scheduling right), is meant to be “Epiphany”. Indeed, Epiphany may be mentioned on a calendar or two around the house.

In case you’re confused about Epiphany is, I figured I would share my research into it…

It seems that Epiphany is at least one of the following:

  1. The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
  2. A moment of sudden and great revelation or realization.
  3. When the three kings bothered to turn up the Nativity scene.
  4. The very first time Jesus received some late birthday presents.
  5. An excuse to keep Christmas decorations up a little longer.
  6. A swift spiritual kick to the head. (According to the Buffy The Vampire Slayer spin off – Angel).*
  7. A realisation that if the Wise Men haven’t arrived yet, you can still drink like its Christmas. Right?
  8. Evidence that Nativity play writers aren’t sure what they’re talking about. (But, I guess, the amount of lobsters that seem to appear at the birth of Jesus, should also be another clue).

Any other explanations out there?

*This does not give church leaders an excuse to give kicks to the head… I don’t think.

Donald Trump Has Brought Christmas Back to America?

I missed this in December. It seems that on the lead up to Christmas, pastor Robert Jeffress appearing on Fox to praise Donald Trump, question House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s faith, and argued that Donald Trump had brough Christmas back to America.

Again. Please remind me of the time that America…didn’t do Christmas?