As 2018 draws to a close, I’m going to steal some some inspiration from a recent Facebook post from Barack Obama, and share some bits and pieces 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:
- Diary of a Wimpy Christian by Dave Hopwood
- Hope Unleashed by Andy Hawthorne
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
My Favourite Christian Meme
How was there not more Easter / Jesus / April Fools memes going around the place?
Church Sofa Guide.
Was it born from frustration? Or is inspiration found from people around me… Either way, I did enjoy 10 Tips to keep a Tidy Christian House.
My Favourite Movies of 2018
- Avengers – Infinity War.
- Thor – Ragnarok
- The Greatest Showman
- Doctor Strange
Theres possibly a Marvel theme going on here…
My Favourite Songs of 2018
- A Million Dreams
Favourite Sermon of 2018
Favourite Church Notice Board
And its possibly a note to go into 2019 on…
What are your highpoints from 2018?
Welcome to the eighth (EIGHTH!) edition of The Church Sofa Awards.
This is where we celebrate the best and sometimes worse moments of 2016, featured both on this blog and around the internet. Obviously the standard rules apply, no actual awards will be given out or harmed during these proceedings.
Before we move onto the awards, quick question. Does blogging through eight different festive seasons make The Church Sofa an old dusty seat in the lounge of UK Church Blogs?
Anyway, I’ll try and avoid outwardly pondering my blogging mortality and get on with the The Church Sofa Awards:
The first award is…
Church Notice Board of The Year: Well…
Its almost as if people can imagine how much people who walk on Lego need to be prayed for…
Twitter Hero of The Year: I realise its a cheat.
I know its not part of Church Twitter.
But whoever is the team behind @CBeebiesHQ – well they are brilliant.
Most useful Church Sofa List: It looks like people like having ideas of ways to misbehave in church.
The Greatest Regret from 2017: Last years awards include the following:
Last year I wrote, “Sofa does try and educate people about Church and Churchy things through the form of lists. This years most popular list seems to be A Reminder of What Is Not in The Bible. I still sometimes ponder writing more about what isn’t in the Bible….” I still have the same ponder, and I’ve still done nothing about it. Sad how quick a year can pass isn’t it?
The thing is, the argument that something isn’t in the bible still seems to be coming up every now and then, and when it does I remember the above pondering.
Related to this, my post-it note stack of ideas still have some which are very half finished. Perhaps I should crack on with those post-it notes.
Or perhaps I should manage my time a little differently?
How about you?
Unfortunate Church Name of The Year:
Silly Song of The Year:
Oh where… oh where is my hairbrush?
Hero of The World.*
Normally I make a joke here.
Previous Heroes have included the bright lights of Nigel Farage, Donald Trump, and K2SO from Star Wars.
But thats starting to feel depressing.
So I’m going to name Barack Obama The Church Sofa Hero of The World in 2017, for continuing being his smooth self.
Also for being one half of some the best memes out there…
*This is a joke. Please dont hate me… Actually please dont most of the above seriously.
What do you reckon? Are then any awards which we should have included??
Any awards that should have been different?
Any thing that we’ve missed out?
Anything you’d like to see next year on The Church Sofa?