Church Sofa A – Z Guide To Church – Asking Apostles About Apples.

Carrying on the A – Z guide to Church series with some more “A” related words:

Apostle.

According to that trustworthy website Wikipedia:

The word “apostle” comes from the Greekword apóstólos. By breaking it down into its constituents it gives us a literal translation of “from the fleet”. By deriving apó meaning from and stólos meaning fleet. The more general meaning of the word as one who is sent on a mission is translated into Latin as missio, and from this word we get missionary.

So. Why aren’t Christians just known as apostles?

Apple

A large multinational corporation, that sells devices and gadgets that are both very pricey and very usable. Possibly struggling a little since the death of Steve Jobs, but an iPhone launch is still a massive massive deal. With the huge number of apps available its only a matter of time until you can press play, put the phone down at the front of the church, and the iPhone will lead and preach during the service. All done with the voice of the phones own “personal assistant”, Siri.

While people are generally accused of worshiping the iPhone, it can also be used in worship. As can be seen:

Interestingly, according to Sunday school, Eve having an apple was a bad bad thing. We can only conclude that Sunday School teachers either own Blackberry phones, or (if indeed it was an Apple – to – eat) they dont educate people to make healthy eating choices.

Ask

When in Church, ask questions about things you want to know more about. Someone else might be wondering the same thing and be to shy to ask.

Does going to Church make you fat?

Does Going to Church make you fat?About 6 years ago, I left uni, got a full time job, married my best friend, and started getting properly involved in Church again… It was around that time… I started… to put a little bit more weight on…

I always used to put this down to the double whammy of getting married and starting to eat proper food at the same time… This study suggests that church* may well have had something to do with it as well:

Young, religiously active people are more likely than their non-religious counterparts to become obese in middle age, according to new research. In fact, frequent religious involvement appears to almost double the risk of obesity compared with little or no involvement.

What is unclear from the new research is why religion might be associated with overeating.

“Churches pay more attention to obvious vices like smoking or drinking,” said Matthew Feinstein, lead author of the research and fourth-year medical student atNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “Our best guess about why is that…more frequent participation in church is associated with good works and people may be rewarding themselves with large meals that are more caloric in nature than we would like.”

Read more of the above here.

MSN are also covering the story as well.

So can the Church do anything to help people mind their… stomach width..?

 

*May be looking for an excuse