What To Pack For A Christian Festival?

Welcome to Christian festival season. The time of year when Church buildings become empty, and fields become full of Christian Festivals taking place. With Christian festivals such as Edgefest, New Wine, Keswick, Greenbelt. and Creation Fest, there are plenty to choose from.

But what should you pack to a Christian Festival? What should you try and force into your suitcase? (If anything at all?) Here is the Church Sofa kit list of things to pack for a Christian Festival. (With affiliate links below)

  1. Portable Battery Charger. You know… so you can keep your smart phone charged. Important as how else are you going to read the Bible? (Also helpful for sending tweets to @TheChurchSofa)
  2. Bacon. Bacon is awesome. Be awesome.
  3. Guitar. For leading early morning worship sessions.
  4. Wine. Recently brought. Because what else would you drink?
  5. A Survival skills handbook. Because you never when you may need to show your best “Bear Grylls Skills”.
  6. Fire lighters, in case calling down fire from heaven, doesn’t light your little barbecue.
  7. In case it gets to wet to take out your phone, pack a Waterproof Bible.
  8. A paper map of the festival. Useful for noting down things like secret tunnels,  quiet showers, and people generous with wine.
  9. Water pistols. In case baptisms are needed.
  10. Earplugs. In case your neighbors have also brought a guitar.

What have I missed from the above?

*Perform any of the implied actions above at your risk. Church Sofa doesn’t take any responsibility for most things, not even you ending up in Christian Festival Jail.

Boris Johnson and the Post Wisdom Age?

Boris Johnson says he knows people will question the decision to choose him as the next PM.

He says: “I know there will be people who will question the wisdom of your decision and there will be people here who will wonder what they have done.

“And I would just point out that no one person, no party, has a monopoly on wisdom.

“But if you look at the history of the 200 years of this party’s history you will see it is we Conservatives – we have had the best insights into human nature.”

BBC Website

“No one person, no party, has a monopoly on wisdom”

Well… I guess that is true to an extent, I cant help but feel it is a little worrying that our new PM is already discussing the concept of individualised wisdom.

“No one person, no party, has a monopoly on wisdom”

Does this sound a little “alternative fact” to anyone else?