This Week In The Internet

Perhaps its because its nearly Christmas. Perhaps its because Donald Trump is being impeached, but there’s been a few talking points from the Christian internet world this week.

No. Its totally all about Donald Trump being impeached and American Evangelicals… reacting…

Christianity Today had something to say…

So. The US magazine Christianity Today, has pretty much come out and said this week that Donald Trump should go, and Christians shouldn’t support him.

Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.

Christianity Today

It has lit Twitter on fire, and credit should be given to Christianity Today for making it clear where they stand.

To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come?

Christianity Today

Hopefully these strong words would start to give people the permission to feel they can also disagree with Christians about Trump.

Donald Trump had something to say…

Because of course he did…

And unsurprisingly doesn’t address the point of the article.

Then Franklin Graham piled on…

But doesn’t address the nuance of the Christianity Today article.

Hopefully 2020 will be the year that politics and Christianity becomes a little less binary. A little less black and white. And a little more open to discussion.

This Week In The Internet – The Kinda Cute Edition

“This week in the internet” – Where The Sofa shares some of the random things he’s come across in Christian Internet this week…

And this week… After a fart heavy couple of weeks… THERE IS NO TRUMP!

The Twitter Sermon of The Week

Sometimes, it feels that Twitter can be the source of a sermon or two…

Clink on the above or here to read the entire thread.

When Twitter Gets Cute

What I’ve Been Listening To This Week

A good podcast to have on when painting a shed.

Anything I missed?

Missing The Christian Festival Vibe?

Are you recently home from a Christian Festival? Missing it? Are you missing not just the people, the worship, the Bible teaching, but are you missing the whole vibe of being there?

Here are the Church Sofa 10 tips to recreate the Christian Festival Vibe in your life.

  1. Don’t Shower.
  2. Hang around outside playing an acoustic guitar. At 11:30pm.
  3. Have bare feet while visiting your local Christian bookshop. Better if they are muddy.
  4. Always use the outside toilet. Don’t have one? Improvise.
  5. Insist on paying money for the after church coffee.
  6. Get rid of your old wine*. Only drink New Wine.
  7. Volunteer for the sound team at church, adjust the worship teams volume up to 11.
  8. Have a garden? Get your tent out – that’s your new bedroom.  (Also see point 2) 
  9. Don’t shower before Church. Muddy bare feet are again a bonus. 
  10. Expect miracles.

*Contact Sofa for information on how to remove your old wine. 

Jesus In A Pregnancy Scan?

Jesus-In-A-Pregnancy-Scan

He’s appeared in a toilet, toast, a receipt ,a Nintendo, pizza, a red arrows show, a toilet, a drinks cabinet, a spot of grease, a water fountain, and even a smoke cloud*!… and now.

Jesus has now appeared in a pregnancy scan…

According to this Storify anyway…

 

 

Have you found Jesus in a pregnancy scan recently?

*possibly

Life Explored. A Question.

For those who have done, or know about the Life Explored Course, I have a question.  I don’t mean to be sarcastic, sardonic, or cheeky, (All things I’ve been called, and possibly with good reason), but I have an actual real question.

What is this about?

Maybe I totally under planned the session I led, but I don’t get it… Our housegroup wondered if it was meant to be something about Adam and Eve, but we couldn’t quite work out how.

(If you’ve not heard of Life Explored, I’ve been told its a  bit like Christianity Explored, but I’m not sure in what way.)