The Church Sofa Weekly Round Up

I dont know about you but this week seemed to have gone by in a bit of a blur – like super quick. Every weekish, Sofa does a round up of Christian / Church internet…

And… well. this round up – its a bit self indulgent.

This weeks round up is completed to the back drop of UCB1.

Christian Twitter likes talking about the radio.

Ok heres the self indulgent bit.

It appears that someone in the CofE said something about how the church should talk the language of radio 2 – not radio 3. This prompted at least one out burst from a radio 3 listener… and well… people started talking what radio stations they listen to. Prompting this poll from the Sofa. (I did say this was self indulgent)

Considering the amount of people who responded about other options, I guess the lesson is that there are more than just “two voices” out there.

Personally I like prefer listening to podcasts.

And Doctor Who audios.

This Is No White Jesus.

Meanwhile. Over In An American Church

Lastly.

If you’ve got a ticket for Church tomorrow. Remember. Play nice (ideally two meters way from others)

Weekly Round Up

Every week sofa posts a collection of stuff that, well, he didn’t a chance to sit down and post during the week.

Well, I say every week – that doesn’t always happen…. but anyway.

This weeks round up is completed to the back drop of The Big Bang Theory.

To begin with, Donald Trump and his deep Christian faith..

Conservative MP Annoyed At Churches

So, according to Premier…

Derek Thomas, Conservative MP for St Ives, said although he’s happy churches can open for services on 4th July, Christians could have done more to lobby on the issue. 

“I am inwardly furious… that the Church… and I absolutely include myself… have not been noisy enough and working enough to make the case for churches and places of worship to open again,” he said.

Premier Christian

It would be nice that instead of being “furious”, that he was busy talking up the stuff the Church has been doing supporting people.

Meanwhile. Over In America.

When Premier Christianity Magazine Go Awesome.

Lastly.

Going into the next week.

With Some churches opening up. Others not. Lets try and play nice?

Coronavirus and Church

It looks like someone isn’t happy that Church meetings aren’t allowed to take place…

I chose my words above carefully (for once), because I dont want to appear to agree that churches are closed. They’re not. From what I can gather churches are flipping busy right now.

Lets do a quick round up over why Sunday Services aren’t happening…

Reuters have reported on the issues caused when Coronavirus visited a Church prayer event.

The prayer meeting kicked off the biggest cluster of COVID-19 in France – one of northern Europe’s hardest-hit countries – to date, local government said. Around 2,500 confirmed cases have been linked to it. Worshippers at the church have unwittingly taken the disease caused by the virus home to the West African state of Burkina Faso, to the Mediterranean island of Corsica, to Guyana in Latin America, to Switzerland, to a French nuclear power plant, and into the workshops of one of Europe’s biggest automakers.

uk.reuters.com

The Guardian have reported that a megachurch in California has been linked to 71 Coronavirus cases.

The CDC in America have had a look at the risk of covid in Church.

Whilst that well known left wing newspaper, the Daily Mail, has reported about a Church being at the centre of an outbreak,

A church in rural northeastern Oregon is now the epicenter of the state’s largest coronavirus outbreak, as 236 people tested positive for the disease, authorities said Tuesday.

The large outbreak at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Union County comes after it recently held a wedding and a graduation ceremony, each with more than 100 people in attendance. 

The surge in new cases from the church led to Oregon’s second consecutive record-setting daily case count.

Daily Mail

Meanwhile, back over at Christian Concern.

What Has The Church Been Up To?

If you’re somewhere on Christian Twitter, you may well have seen this…

To say that Sofa disagree’s with the spirit of the above, is putting it mildly, so, in the spirit of The Sofa, here is The Church Sofa list of what the Church has been up to during Lockdown?

  1. Working with new partners to give out food parcels.
  2. Giving out food parcels to retirement homes in the community.
  3. Foodbanks.
  4. Online worship.
  5. Online prayer meetings.
  6. Setting up sermons via phones.
  7. Dropping sermon DVDs to people.
  8. Supporting the bereaved.
  9. Running services on local BBC radio.

Thats at the top of my head.

Please feel free to add something either you’ve been involved with / heard about / your church has been doing below!

What Crazy Biblical Thing Is Going To Happen Next?

Lets face it. When History student study the 2020, its going to be a chapter that is compared with Biblical events. With massive fires, near world wars, and an actual-still-on-going-plague, people mustn’t be blamed if they are wondering “whats next?”

Well.

Spin the wheel.

Find out what crazy biblical thing is going to happen next…

Enjoy..?