When Jesus Returns in DCs “Second Coming”

Well here’s a thing. Jesus Christ is due to feature in a new DC comic series called “Second Coming”. I’m going to save you the trip to Snopes. This is indeed happening. According to the DC website:

Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel—and now, he aims to set the record straight.

DC Website

Yes… About Sun-Man – This is going to be part of the DC Vertigo line which is geared toward more mature readers, and also seems to involve less of the “mainstream” superheroes. Therefore the Sun-Man / Superman thing.

There are cries in various corners of the internet that this is blasphemous. According to CBN…

But Second Coming is closer to blasphemous than biblical. Instead of a biblical account of Christ’s return, it depicts Jesus as a failure who disappointed God by getting crucified when he first walked the earth. He is sent back to learn how to be a real Messiah by learning from the superhero “Sun-Man.”

CBN News

Can I suggest something?

Can we perhaps at least wait for something to be released, and possibly read it before proclaiming it to be blasphemous? I guess by reading it, we could almost have a sensible conversation about it? I don’t know exactly what it covers, but the CBN article goes onto talk about how Jesus doesn’t recognise himself in modern day Church advertising.

While I’m sure its not all great, I wonder if there will be areas that could speak to the church and about the church? It would be nice if we could have a sensible conversation about those things.

The Second Coming could be all a load of rubbish. I’ve not read it yet. But if it is a load of rubbish, can we please not get all “Burn The Heretics” over it? Please?

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When Jesus Joins The Santa Run

Have you got a Santa Run near you?

The thing where people dress up as Santa, and go for a run. (Typing it up, I cant help but wonder why people would do that but anyway…)

I mean why dress up as Santa on a Santa run when you could run as Jesus on a Cross…

Wouldn’t dressing up as an Angel, Shepherd, Mary, or a Baby in a Manger be a bit more Christmassy?

(Found over at Christian Nightmares and The Jesus Question)

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Santa and Jesus, A Comparison.

May I present, not one. But two comparisons between Jesus, and Santa Claus.

The first is this little video…

The second is this very serious Bible study*. Which looks at a number of comparisons… for example, I never knew that God said “…Ho, Ho…”

On that note, does anyone know the Bible Verse about Jesus wearing crimson red? I remember coming up with a biblically based reason why Santa was red**… but I kinda need that Bible verse to be able to talk about it…

*One or two verses may be a little out of context.

** Plot Twist. Its not very Biblical.

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The Christmas Parenting Woes of Mary.

All parents have some parenting woes of some shape or form. For most it’s a case of NEVER SLEEPING, for Mary I guess it was a slightly different set of woes she had to put up with when Jesus was born.

  • Many, many, unexpected guests.
  • Joseph nipping out with the shepherds to wet the baby’s head.
  • The place (presumingly) looking like a mess.
  • Drafty barn type accommodation.
  • Dealing with a Talking Donkey.
  • Possibly still fielding questions about the timing of the birth / marriage.
  • Just as she’s just getting used to parenting, a bunch of “wise men” appear.
  • That kid still flipping drumming.
  • Wanting nappies as a gift… and getting myrrh.
  • Wondering if the smell was baby or animal.

I guess I’m thankful we didn’t have to put up with a little drummer boy when Little Sofa was born.

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Last Minute Christian Christmas Present Ideas!

Newsflash! Its almost Christmas! Have you got all the Christmas presents you need yet? Do you have anyone at Church you want to get a present for, but you’re struggling for ideas of what to get?  Here is our list of last minute Christian Christmas Present ideas to help you out! (Affiliate Links are below)

Jesus Drink Markers! 

They may not turn water into wine, but it seems that Jesus can help you keep an eye on which glass of wine is yours. The product description calls Jesus your drinking buddy, which still sounds like a good thing

Find it over on Amazon

The Jesus Family Snow Globe.

Snow Globes are Christmas. Well they are around Sofa HQ, and we have to admit. Baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph are VERY Christmas. Why not combine the two into a snow globe?

Or at least a water ball… from Amazon. (I’m presuming thats the same as a snow globe).

Wish Jesus A Happy Birthday…

Wish Jesus a Happy Birthday EVERYWHERE you go, with this jumper / sweater thing. Amazon even has a load of different colours

The Cuddly Jesus!

Perhaps you’re look to give a Church kid something… Jesus like?

Perhaps you’re looking to give something… soft?

Combine the two and give a Jesus Soft Toy!

Could be worth a cuddle?

What would you add to this list of Christian Christmas Presents?

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