This Weeks Messy Pew. Bad Beer and Delayed Church Notices.

Our first minipod this week, with one of those announcements that should have been made earlier. A little like one of those Church Notices that get made after the service has finished and everyone is starting to stand, turn around, and plan how we get to Sunday Lunch.

There’s also talk of some terrible beer. Please feel welcome to share your feedback, or embarrassing church stories with us.

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Feeling Cold in Church?

brown concrete cathedral

In this covid world, it seems that fresh air is a good thing. (Because you know, it gets the air all mixed up*)

But you know… it means we have windows and doors open.

Which is a good thing, because it helps to stop us getting sick.

On the other hand, we become walking talking human ice people.

Get yourself warmed up, with Jesus in your pocket!

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*More scientific wording is indeed welcome

The Messy Pew – A Churchish Podcast from The Church Sofa

Here’s a new thing we’ve been up to.

This is basically us trying to work out what all the Church stuff means. If it means anything much.

The Messy Pew podcast is about drinking beer (or cider if you’re gluten free), parenthood, geekery, and looking at the Christian faith, with more questions then answers.

Here’s our first episode, where we kinda explain all a bit better than the above.

Yes, its another Christian podcast, from two white guys, with no media training.

Please listen to us on Spotify or Apple podcasts, and don’t forget to rate, and subscribe! The Messy Pew is also on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

How Christians Can Deal With A Traffic Jam

photo of vehicles on road during evening

Unless you either avoid road transport, or only travel over night, there’s a chance you’ve found yourself in a traffic jam.

If you’ve gone anywhere during a bank holiday weekend in Devon or Cornwall, theres a chance you’re still in one.

So how should a Christian life relate to being stuck in a traffic jam?

Here are a few ideas*:

  1. Before you leave, proudly put up your “Bless off” bumper sticker. (With thanks to Midfaith crises for the idea)
  2. Put the windows down. Get that Christian music on LOUD.
  3. When the cars come to a stop, take a walk amongst the cars, putting your emergency stash of gospel tracts into peoples open windows. Trust in God that you’re not going to get ran over.
  4. Point at the person in the car next to you. Pray in tongues. Loudly. While pointing at them. With your eyes open. Wide.
  5. Grab your emergency wireless mic, tune in your car radio, turn it up, stand on the stage (your cars roof), and proudly share your testimony.
  6. Take out your acoustic guitar, sing praise music while walking up and down the the traffic jam.
  7. Send bluetooth messages to nearby phones, offering prayer and Christian counselling to all who request it.
  8. Take out your wine and sandwiches, start a communion amongst your car and the cars around you. Change the subject if anyone talks about drinking and driving.
  9. Shout that traffic jams violate your Christian rights (because Jesus wasn’t in one), and that you should be allowed to get through.

Any others?

*I also don’t recommend doing any of these. Mostly because you might die.