How would David Cameron respond to Jesus?

David Cameron on how he would “respond to Jesus regarding his instruction to sell all our possessions and give the proceeds to the poor”, during a Q&A session in which the PM was asked about his religious beliefs:

Thoughts?

Sofa cant help but wonder if David Cameron was trying to avoid tackling the question. Perhaps if he answered it a bit more directly he may have appealed to the church going electorate a bit more, but obviously that depends on what he would have said.

How would you have advised David Cameron to have answered this question?

Something… self indulgent…

mmmmmm Cake

mmmmmm CakePlease excuse us for just one moment as we get… well fairly self indulgent.

Well… Its our second birthday today, and to celebrate we’re going to have a quick look at the… more interesting… search terms that people have used to arrive at The Church Sofa:

  1. “church sofa photo blog” – Now… this seems kinda odd. We’ve never had a photoblog… not really… We’ve done something for Christmas… but thats it… Would you like to see us do a photoblog at some point?
  2. “why beards are cool” – Because they are!!
  3. Now this is an interesting one, we’ve hosted a number of people on the sofa after they’ve done a search for the quote:

    “let’s just say this: right now, name for me the one young, good bible teacher that is known across great britain. you don’t have one – that’s the problem.”

    Not sure who said that, but I think it was some little known American preacher…

  4. “chat room for “lonely” people u.k.christians” – This search term ha led a few people to us. I hope you’ve found the company you’ve been looking for. Are there any online chat rooms you recommend?
  5. “what to do if your computer breaks” – I feel your pain if this happens to you… 
  6. “sofa blogs” – We are a sofa. We blog. Sounds fair enough…
  7. “what does a homeless person look like” – Interesting question. Maybe we should put an answer together one day…
  8. “god please find me a church in exeter uk” – Hopefully our Exeter Church List helps a little..?
  9. “cameron sofa” – Dear David Cameron, would you be available to be interviewed by us? If so, please use the contact form – or even jump on Twitter! We’d love to hear from you!
  10. “asbo elephants” – pardon? 

Well thats a little trip over the last 12 months. Hope you enjoyed, and didn’t find it to self indulgent.

Thanks for supporting The Church Sofa over the last 2 years, and we hope that you’ll join us on the new journey over the next 12 months!

What would you like to see more of from the church sofa lads?

Weekly RoundUp: The Britain 2015 Edition

A slightly serious tone to a lot of this weeks link collection:

Weekly RoundUp: The Really Almost Christmas Edition

Its almost Christmas, so the Christmas flavor is increasing:

  • But before we delve into Christmas, The New Kid on The Blog learns to say no.
  • Looking at David Cameron’s speech on Christianity, the Spectator Blog asks if he missed the point?
  • Andrew Kelsall ponders how long it will take to tweet the whole Bible… one verse… a… day… (Answer: A long time).
  • Moving into the Christmas stuff… The Ship of Fools asks, “Did you play Mary?
  • Digital Spy reports on a Dating Site… mixing the nativity, with ebay…
  • Do you seem to like food? Ben Sinclair has some tips on avoiding the Christmas Belly!
  • And Finally…  JesusNeedsnewPR presents the WORST nativity you will see this year… if not EVER!!!!!!!

Weekly RoundUp: Smartphones, Church, and Doing God

Well. Welcome to the first full week of September. Hope you’ve had a good one so far. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this week:

Hundreds set to propose to David Cameron this Valentine’s Day!

Treat Someone SpecialValentine’s Day is less than one week away! So if you’re lucky enough to be in a relationship, you may wanna do something about it. In fact even if you’re not in a relationship, and you just like buying decent cards for weddings and things, you may also want to check out the following from Share Creative:

In the run up to 14th February, hundreds of people in the UK will send Prime Minister a Valentine’s Card to raise awareness of the 27 million people all over the world (including the UK) who won’t be shown that they are a Special Someone. These are the people that are trafficked into situations including prostitution, begging, forced labour, military service and domestic service.

This year, you can help stand against human trafficking through a number of the ‘Special Someone’ initiatives.

There is an opportunity to buy Valentine’s cards for your loved ones at www.treatsomeonespecial.com. For each card sold, another will be sent to David Cameron asking him to hold to his commitment to prioritise tackling the trade in people and opt in to the revised EU Directive on Human Trafficking. Proceeds from the cards will support the work of anti-trafficking agencies.

Last May, when the Coalition Government formed, they promised to make tackling human trafficking a priority. However, the UK is currently one of only two EU member states that are yet to opt in to the directive – an agreement which offers better protection to child trafficking victims, greater powers to prosecute traffickers and protection for victims in criminal proceedings.

There are a host of other creative initiatives on the Special Someone website. Sarah Burnett of Share Creative says, “With human trafficking now the fastest growing illegal industry, we need to realise that it’s a very real, very lucrative and very close problem. As we treat those we love this Valentine’s Day we’re also taking action to fight the treatment of people as commodities.”

Share Creative

Care

Stop the Traffik