This week in the internet

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

This collection of fun links comes to you to the backdrop of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer?- the one with the weird dreams, and the cheese guy…

Franklin Graham appears nice…

Now why doesn’t he appear this nice in other interviews…?

Good news for Christian Liverpool fans..

And finally… something beautiful…

Thats a little nice to end the week on right?

This Week In The Internet

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

And I swear I’m gonna make this a Brexit free zone.

Any way… This collection of fun links comes to you to the backdrop of “Lion King 3″…

Franklin Graham has been banned from various UK Venues

From Friendly Atheist

Christian evangelist and hate-preacher Franklin Graham was scheduled to speak in Liverpool this summer as part of a longer UK tour, but that stop won’t be happening anymore. The venue where he was speaking, ACC Liverpool, announced that he would no longer be welcome. They cited Graham’s history of statements which are “incompatible with our values.”

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Ok. So Franklin Graham has been from a Liverpool venue. Since the above he has been banned from speaking at a venue in Sheffield, and Glasgow.

Considering he appears quite a diversive figure within the church, is it a surprise that secular organisations, aren’t comfortable with him preaching there?

The Joy of Biblical Marriage?

And finally… a look at how Guardian Angels operate…


This Week In The Internet

Perhaps its because its nearly Christmas. Perhaps its because Donald Trump is being impeached, but there’s been a few talking points from the Christian internet world this week.

No. Its totally all about Donald Trump being impeached and American Evangelicals… reacting…

Christianity Today had something to say…

So. The US magazine Christianity Today, has pretty much come out and said this week that Donald Trump should go, and Christians shouldn’t support him.

Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.

Christianity Today

It has lit Twitter on fire, and credit should be given to Christianity Today for making it clear where they stand.

To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come?

Christianity Today

Hopefully these strong words would start to give people the permission to feel they can also disagree with Christians about Trump.

Donald Trump had something to say…

Because of course he did…

And unsurprisingly doesn’t address the point of the article.

Then Franklin Graham piled on…

But doesn’t address the nuance of the Christianity Today article.

Hopefully 2020 will be the year that politics and Christianity becomes a little less binary. A little less black and white. And a little more open to discussion.

Franklin Graham on Sin, Morale Failures, and Donald Trump

Remember Franklin Graham? The guy in charge of Samaritans Purse, featured in Donald Trumps Inauguration, and this video.

Here’s an interview where he talks about a wall needing to keep out “dangerous people” from America, that there is a business man as a president, and if Donald Trump as a sin problem.  (spoiler – Franklin Graham doesn’t say yes to that).

Interestingly, the video is called hypocrisy…

Honest question. How would an IRS audit make a company feel targeted, isn’t completing audits, something the IRS does?