This Week In The Internet: The Twitter Can Be Funny Edition

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

Something I’ve loved this week (Not on the internet).

The Sofa family took a trick to the Killerton Apple Festival, and found it to be an awesome muddy family out. Powered by Apples. I blogged a bit about it here at Devon Dad Adventures.

A Random Interesting Read.

Looking for a quick overview about “Generation Z”? (Those born between 1995-2012)  Particularly in regards to what the Church should know?

Imagine you were commissioning a missionary from your local church to take the gospel to an entirely unreached people group. You would tell them to learn the language of the people and try to understand their customs and rituals. You’d probably encourage them to translate the scriptures, particularly the message of the gospel, into a language they understand. You would want them to build every cultural bridge possible in order to effectively communicate. Why is it, then, that the same missiology we would take for granted overseas, seems so foreign to us in our own land, where– in every respect – Generation Z are an unreached people group?

Premier Christianity

Give this a read from Premier Christianity.

Something About Biblical Flatulence

Something A Tiny Bit Inspirational

May we all be as awesome as the Church in Hong Kong.

This Week in The Internet. The One on Paul.

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

Something to watch…

Something to read…

Have you heard of Jerry Falwell Jr? Big fan of Trump?

Politico.com has written a looong but kinda interesting article on the dude. Here’s a sample.

“When he does stupid stuff, people will mention it to others they consider confidants and not keep it totally secret,” a trusted adviser to Falwell, the school’s president and chancellor, told me. “But they won’t rat him out.”

That’s beginning to change.

Over the past year, Falwell, a prominent evangelical leader and supporter of President Donald Trump, has come under increasing scrutiny. News outlets have reported on business deals by Liberty University benefiting Falwell’s friends. Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen claimed that he had helped Falwell clean up racy “personal” photographs.

Politico

Grab yourself a drink, a comfy chair, and settle down for a read…

Something to listen…

When the Midlife Crises guys meet Steve Chalke…

I might need to listen to that a second time.

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?

This Week In The Internet – Satanists are now the good guys???

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

What in Gods name is happening in Christianity?

John Cooper (The dude with the beard from Skillet) has posted an amazing response to the few high profile Christian people… who have publicly made some sort of “I’m not a Christian any more type statement.

I’ve been saying for 20 years(and seemed probably quite judgmental to some of my peers) that we are in a dangerous place when the church is looking to 20 year old worship singers as our source of truth. We now have a church culture that learns who God is from singing modern praise songs rather than from the teachings of the Word.

John Cooper

Dealing with Gun issues in America. One Way.

It seems that some Churches in America have been preparing for active shooter situations, according to AP News, by training and arming their Church family:

The anxiety of one mass shooting after another has led some churches to start training and arming their worshippers with guns. Not all security experts support this approach, but it has gained momentum as congregations across the country grapple with how to secure spaces where welcoming strangers is a religious practice.

AP News

Gun Issues… Another Way…

Then there’s this interview with Shane Claiborne

Sadly, Shane has concluded that Christians in the US are more pro death than they are pro life. 

“We like to say that we are pro life,” he observes, “but we have defined that so narrowly in terms of abortion that in the US you can say you are pro life and yet be pro death penalty, pro guns, pro military, anti environment; pretty much pro death on every other issue.”

Christian Today

And thats (possibly) not the most explosive thing he says.

And then there is this…

Then there is this little article from The Guardian that basically argues that American Christianity is looking so bad… Satanists are looking good?

The forces aligned against Satan have become so objectionable that he no longer looks like the bad guy. They include such groups as the Westboro Baptist church, notorious for its hate speech against LGBTQ people, Jews, Muslims and other groups, all of which it condemns as “satanic frauds”. There’s the Trump administration, in league with the US religious right, which has been aggressively pushing anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ legislation, not to mention engaging in overt Islamophobia.

The Guardian

This all part of an article about a Documentary call Hail Satan

Hopefully the Christian Internet will be nicer and more hopeful this week…