This Week In The Internet. Another Good Omens Edition.

Sofa’s attempt to do a round up of things unleashed into Christian Internet this week…

The Good Omens Petition

Did you hear the one about the petition by a Christian organisation to Good Omens cancelled by Netflix? The problem with that is that Netflix has nothing to do with it… they probably wished they did. But they didn’t.

I really tried to write something about it. Both the… foolishness of the above, and in defence of Good Omens.

Simply put, I couldn’t get my head around it without resorting to spoilers. and more spoilers. Glen Scrivener from Speak Life has done a great job of looking at it:

A Little Thing About Ikea

Full disclaimer time. I love ikea. Their Chocolate / Dime bar thing is like kryptonite to my wallet. They’re been in the news in Poland due to “quoting Bible verses condemning homosexuality in a case strikingly similar to Israel Folau’s battle with Rugby Australia. “

The full story is here, but I’d encourage to pay special attention to

“Mr Tomasz, a long-term employee at the Krakow store, was sacked after he refused to take down Bible verses he posted in response to a notice on the company’s intranet promoting a pro-LGBT event in May.”

Can I suggest that if you write anything on your companies intranet, its probably best to be something that the company either agrees with, or at least not something that could be seen as unprofessional?

When the Church of England Tries To Make The Internet Better…

The Church of England have released a series of guidelines to help[ create a kinder atmosphere online. According to The Guardian:

“When you’re talking on social media, put the truth out. There’s no such thing as an alternative fact: there are opinions, and there is truth.

“When you are expressing an opinion, do so with kindness. And be welcoming: don’t throw out stuff, tweet or post things, that is a shut-out. That’s not the point of social media. It is social media.”

Justin Welby – Guardian

Read more at the Guardian website.

That’s it for now. Anything out there I should have included?

Alternative Sermon of The Week: “Stop giving your life to Jesus” – Glen Scrivener

A while back, I got the fantastic chance to road trip over to Kent for The Youth Work Summit. A fantastic collection of Ted Talk style… talks, aimed at empowering and equipping youth workers, and I guess, people that work with young people.

This was one of our groups stand out moments.

Can I suggest this post on Tips for a Successful Christian Road Trip for an insight in to some of what we got up to…