The Sofa Weekly Round Up – The Moses Brexit

This weeks random collection of stuff found on an internet that is slowly eating itself…

Brexit. The Moses Approach.

The week started with Boris Johnson taking this approach on Brexit.

So…

  • we all need to leave our homes,
  • go for a 40 year walk,
  • live through a number plagues,
  • see a load of death,
  • eat bread from the ground,
  • and possibly a number of downsides I’ve forgotten.

Thankfully Boris has realised since then that a Moses style Brexit, could be argued, isn’t a great deal. But that could be more to do with other political game playing*.

Donald Trump. Hearing what God has to say.

Have you heard of Paula White, Trumps spiritual advisor? The Guardian have managed to have an interview with her, during which she seems to suggest she has turned, into an unofficial advisor to Donald Trump.

White frequently testifies to the president’s sincere and deep faith and said her role counseling Trump was “an assignment from God”. She delivered the invocation at the president’s inauguration and has since been a fixture at high-profile events, such as the “state-like dinner” Trump held for 100 evangelicals last summer. While there, she also joined a small, influential group discussion before the meal. She helps plan White House events for the faith community, and provides input on policy decisions.

Guardian Website

Read more over at The Guardian. Personally I’d like to see her hang out with Louis Theroux for a weekend…

Young Dizz. New Gospel Sound?

Fancy a bit of hope for London? It could be this…

“All my life has been a trail of violence. Violence, violence, violence – and I’ve only changed in the last year,” says Kevin Yfeko, a Londoner and former gang leader. “I stopped because I saw a church that could help me. My church, Spac Nation, is offering gang members the thing that the government and the authorities can’t offer them – a way out.”

bbc

Give the full article a read over on the BBC website.

Performing Our Anger

And finally… Some wisdom from Glen Scrivener…

*Please remember. I am a Sofa. Not an expert on Europe.**

**Or anything else really… now I come to think about it…

Weekend Round Up – Meaningful Disagreement

My regular round up of random things I’ve found online this week, which don’t quite fit elsewhere…

Something About Jesus not wanting to be Friends with Donald Trump.

What if…

Donald Trump and Jesus had a conversation? Possibly after Donald Trump tried to send Jesus a friend request on Facebook? How would that go?

Patheos.com has tried to answer that question…

Lord save us from loving disagreement?

Question.

“Dear Pastor John, I have been with my girlfriend for eight months now, and I believe that she could be the one God has for me. She loves Jesus, and shows it in many ways. The next step in our relationship is marriage… However, there is only one thing that stops me. … she doesn’t believe homosexuality is a sin… Is this a deal-breaker for our relationship?”

desiringGod.org

Check out desiringgod.org for the answer given.

Spoiler. There’s nothing there about finding a way to disagree well.

#JustAPriest25

There are plans to set Twitter alight with celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of the first ordinations of women to the Priesthood in the Church of England.

If you’re involved in Church leadership in anyway and on Twitter – PLEASE check out pickingapplesofgold.com

This weeks Twitter High Point…

https://twitter.com/jimmfelton/status/1101128493717508097

Something to listen to…


Fan of Gungor, and have Amazon Prime? Look up their new album. Gungor – Archives. arning, possibly a interesting take on “Heaven” lays below…

What did you find online this week?

Trump, Phil Robertson, and Eternal Health Care.

The Late Night with Seth Meyers had a recent segment looking at Donald Trump, Socialism, and Health Care… Its safe to say it went places.

(Please dont watch if easily offended.)

As a Brit, living in Britain, my personal take on it is that I thank God for our free health care. Eternal Health Care may be something… but when I need advice for my asthma, or more importantly, when either Mrs or Little Sofa are sick, I quite like the idea of free accessible health care that we can turn to on this plain of existence.

Weekly Round Up – The Donald Trump. Chosen By God Edition?

You know how certain parts of the America Church, really really like Donald Trump? With that in mind, I guess it isn’t massively shocking that there is a message put out by his press secretary, that Donald Trump was chosen by God. According to CNN Politics…

Andy Flannagan from Christians in Politics has been asked about this by Premier Christianity:

… I’m much more concerned about whether somebody is doing God’s will than whether or not they’re ‘God’s man’. We get obsessed by that in our laziness as people; we want to know that somebody will give us a simple black and white answer. Then we don’t have to critique or analyse how somebody acts. We want to just know who the goodies and who the baddies are! But life is much more complicated than that.

If you look through scripture, you’ll see that God cares just as much about howthings get done and how things happen as what is happening. He cares about the ethics of our leadership.

Say a Christian plumber comes round your house because you’ve got a leaky pipe, and they say they’ve fixed it and then leave. Then you find you’ve got your ceiling flooded over the course of the next few weeks, so you call him back and tell him he did a terrible job. Then he says: “But hey God has chosen me to be your plumber!” You wouldn’t put up with that and so we shouldn’t really put up with it in politics either.

premierchristianity.com

God. As in God on Twitter has had something to say about this…

So thats it confirmed. God didn’t want to Donald Trump to be president.

Personally, I’m not sure what Sarah Sanders was on about.

When The Word Became Flesh?

You know when you see something online, and figure – that can’t be real? I mean, putting a verse up about “The Word” becoming flesh – right next to a picture of Donald Trump?

That cant be real… right?

I checked on Twitter…

I checked Facebook…

Snopes.com also confirms that this. Is. Indeed. A Thing.

Is Satire dead? If not – it feels at least beaten and bruised.

Check this out for more about the confusion between Donald Trump and Jesus.

Reading List: The Trumpocalypse

Are you concerned about Donald Trump in the White House?

Particularly, are you concerned about people not liking him?

It looks like Trumpocalypse is the book for you!

According to Amazon:

From the authors of the international bestseller The Babylon Code comes an explosive exposé of the chilling truth about the fierce opposition to the Trump presidency, and why the globalist elite and Deep State will stop at nothing-assassination, military coup, staged economic collapse, or worse-to overthrow him.

“Trumpocalypse!” It’s the media-coined meme inciting panic and fear that America has elected an unstable man who will barge into delicate international affairs like a bull in a china shop and incite nations bent on America’s destruction to trigger World War III-an unprecedented nuclear apocalypse ending the world as we know it. But is the media telling us the truth?

No, say internationally-recognized prophecy expert and Fox News and History Channel commentator Paul McGuire and Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journalist Troy Anderson. America’s most insidious enemies are not hostile nations; they are elite globalists-the “Establishment” that is making the “1 percent” even richer while working- and middle-class people watch their incomes and net worth’s flatline or plummet.”

Read more – and buy over at Amazon (Affiliate link).

Personally I’m gonna go find some X Files to watch…