The Weekly Round Up

Every week, sofa posts a round up of stuff that didn’t make it to its own post. Considering some of the news from this week, I’m going to try and minimise my comment a little on the below.

On a light note – todays round up is being typed to the back drop of “The Odd Squad” from CBBC. (Thats right, not cbeebies, little sofa is growing up!)

Donald Trump and The Bible.

Well, in case you’ve missed it. Here’s a summery of what Donald did with the Bible.

I’m not in the habit of quoting The Bible Society, but they’ve not held back with that they think…

It’s not entirely clear what Mr Trump intended to convey by this photo-op, but it’s a disturbing image. Certainly he outraged the church’s bishop: Rt Revd Mariann Budde told CNN, ‘Let me be clear, the President just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my diocese, without permission, as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus.’

It’s genuinely troubling to see the Bible being used as a prop – particularly when, as the bishop says, it’s associated with images of violence. Co-opting the Bible as a justification for repression is unacceptable.

The Bible Society

When Pat Robertson Has Something To Say…

… and you think you agree????

When Ivanka Trump joins in…

Sounds of Hope

Lets start somewhere?

Can I recommend this tweet?

In fact, how about clicking through to the above tweet, and give the suggestions a read.

Lets try and stay well, and look out for each other?

Please people?

This Week in The Internet. The Coronavirus Collection

Every week Sofa rounds up some of the bits of church internet, that didn’t really make it as a proper post.

There is a Coronavirus vibe through this weeks collection…which comes to you, to the backdrop of “Peter Rabbit”.

Dont Worry About Coronavirus. Take Silver Solution.

Dont Worry About Coronavirus. Have A Healthy Gut.

Dont Worry About Coronavirus. Just Go To Work…

#Sigh….

The National Prayer Breakfast

Have you come across The National Prayer Breakfast in America? If you’re not sure, Wikipedia describes it as:

It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization. It is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and pray together.

Baring the above in mind, Jimmy Kimmel has shown a comparison between Donald Trump, and President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast…

Subtle difference…

The MAGA Church

Well, this is from someone a little new. An American Conservative group called The Lincoln Project have released an Anti Trump advert…

…with “Trump Language” included. (Therefore not really kid friendly).

This week in the internet

Every week Sofa attempts to round up some of the bits of church internet, that didn’t really make it as a proper post. I say attempt – mostly because this doesn’t seem to have happened for a while. I’m not sure why.

Any way… This collection of fun links comes to you to the backdrop of “Happy Feet.” A bonkers film about singing penguins.

Jim Bakker wants to sell you a Trump Photo…

When A Church Just Asks Its Old People To Leave…

Well. According to Premier Christian News, this is a thing…

Grand Forks Herald reports that a church memo was sent to elderly members recommending they attend the Woodbury campus while the church “resets”. They were also encouraged to wait two years before re-applying for membership.

PremierChristian

Sofa is all for encouraging young people in church, but does also feel that lowering the average age by default is simply cheating.

Being A #TradWife

And then… there’s this…

Something for the Doctor Who fans out there, there is an English / Judoon translator. Could be useful for this weekends Doctor Who episode?