What can the Church learn from Doctor Who? (Part 2)

If you haven’t guessed, this is a follow up to last weeks “What can the Church learn from Doctor Who?” I could explain the existence of a second part by saying something about the high quality ideas that came from Twitter… but lets face it. All the best Doctor Who episodes are over multiple episodes.

So… what else can the Church learn from Doctor Who?

Please bear in mind that these are lessons from Doctor Who. Any problem with the content of these lessons? Take it up with The Shadow Proclamation.

Warning. There are monsters ahead…

Remember not everyone can get up stairs.

Remember your history.


Season 1 Episode 1 – An Unearthly Child by elviscudd

Remember, not everyone knows the words to the worship songs.

 

Remember. Time Doesn’t flow in a straight line.

See Psalm 22, also the “quick last point” in many sermons.

Remember, death isn’t the end of the story.

Remember, do the best you can.

Any other ideas out there?

In case you’ve missed hearing about it, the new series of Doctor Who starts this Saturday.

 

What can the Church learn from Doctor Who?

In case you haven’t picked it up. I am a massive Doctor Who fan, and the new series of Doctor Who is returning really very soon! But as this a Church blog, I’m going to ask the serious Church related question, what can the Church learn from Doctor Who?

Please bear in mind that these are lessons from Doctor Who. Any problem with the content of these lessons? Take it up with The Shadow Proclamation.

Warning. There maybe monsters ahead.

Break The Rules.

Cool things can happen…

Fear. Can be Ok.

People in Church complaining?

Use a Gargoyle to dispose of the ring leader!

Faith Helps…

…particularly when dealing with monsters.

Remember Friendship

DoctorWho-Betrayed

With thanks to @Guin33

Look at the Light

And people can be changed.

Exterminate those you disagree with.

Change people… like cybermen?

…But change can be ok.

And it can be beautiful…

…very beautiful…. (Might be having a fan boy moment there)

Any other ideas out there?

(I dont often do this, but there is a Part 2 to this post, that can be found here)

Fears of jeans and hoodies in pulpit

Over this weekend, the Daily Mail has reported on a vote due in the Church of England synod to decide if clergy’s robes are surplice to requirements. This is leading to (according to the Daily Mail ), “Fears of jeans and hoodies in pulpit”.

Seeing as I wear jeans and a hoody to church most weeks, I wouldn’t really notice if vicars started turning up in a similar outfit.

Personally I think the Daily Mail have missed the point, and the real reason why we should be worried about the vote on clergy robes. If clergy robes are found to be surplice to requirements, then whats to stop a respected vicar from turning up to a service dressed like this:

DalekCostume
Does the good old C of E need to call Gok Wan in to keep us all looking presentable yet acceptable?

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The Lego Star Wars Christmas Story. Part 3

Part one can be read here.

A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy far Far Away…

The Rebel Alliance, and the Empire decided to put aside their differences for one moment, and celebrate Christmas together by putting on a Nativity Play.  Mary and Joe have found their way to Bethlehem – Where only then, did Joe try and find a room for the night….

The Hostel seemed a little full...
The Hostel seemed a little full…

As the hostel was full…

They found a shed around the back
They found a shed around the back

…Mary gave birth in a shed around the back of the hostel.*

"Leg it down to Bethlehem . Quick!"
“Leg it down to Bethlehem . Quick!”

8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”

13-14 At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:

Glory to God in the heavenly heights,
Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.
15-18 As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed.
Luke Chapter 2

*Kinda roughly based on Luke Chapter 2 – ish.

The forth and final part is tomorrow…