A Bible Study in Guns

Could this possibly be a theological question?

But why would you put a Church sticker about a Romans bible study on your gun?

Actually… why do you need to put stickers on a gun anyway?

I guess the answers to both those questions could simply be “Mark Driscoll”

This Week In The Internet – The Trump Bible Edition

Where Sofa attempts to round up the random things he’s come across in Christian Internet this week…

Did you hear the one about The Book of Trump? Yeah… Like in the Bible…

Yeah… according to USA Today a wife of a political donor is wanting a “Book of Trump”… a bit like the book of Esther, but with Donald Trump… and she’s wanting this in the Bible.

Read the writings of Miriam Adelson, the Israeli-American wife of GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson, and you’ll find her case to expand the holy book with a story named after the 45th president of the United States. 

“Would it be too much to pray for a day when the Bible gets a ‘Book of Trump,’ much like it has a “Book of Esther” celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from ancient Persia?” Adelson wrote in a column published July 6 in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a newspaper the Adelsons own.

Adelson contends Donald Trump “should enjoy sweeping support” among U.S. Jews and Israelis – so much so that he deserves pages in the Bible. 

USA Today

Read more at USA Today.

Sacred Cell Phone Time?

“These days, we adults spend an average of 3 hours, 43 minutes on mobile devices every day.  And if the grouchiness of church leaders is any indication, churchgoers have conspired to make Sunday mornings at 9:15 one of those hours.”

Church Marketing Sucks* has had a look at using your phone in Church. Have a read if you feel guilty about looking at your phone in Church.

What happens to our online data when we die?

It’s claimed almost a quarter of us want our social media and email accounts to die when we do. A report says 24% would support so-called “data death” – with 1 in 10 worried about what happens to digital accounts when we die. But almost half want to leave friends and family a digital legacy, where they can access photos and messages. UCB’s David Peek asked Dr Bex Lewis – a senior lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University – for her views.

Need A Reason to go to Church?

How about not, to find out about Jesus?

Totally not, to hang out with Gods people?

What about…

Thats it for this one… Anything I missed?

*Church Marketing Sucks. I love that name.

The New Mars Hill Church?

You may have heard of Mark Driscoll before, he was the guy that ran Mars Hill church over in America, and seemed to become known in the UK for saying some “questionable” stuff… like this… and this… and there was other stuff… (Google him!)

Well he’s back, and he has a launch video for his new Church called Trinity Church:

Comments?

10 New Christian Insults

10 New Christian InsultsOne day, a while ago, I wrote a list of Christian Insults. Time has passed since then, and I have heard new insults muttered in the dark areas of Church. Here are (possibly) 10 Christian Insults I’ve heard around the dark corners of Church.

  1. I’m guessing you’re speaking in tongues, as I cant understand a word you just said to me.
  2. I need to remember, our Lord Jesus, during his time physically on earth, used a donkey. I guess he could do the same now.
  3. With theology* like that, why did you ever graduate from Creche?
  4. I bet you use the fake stuff during communion right?
  5. We are all a gift from God. Some of us are a gift to simply test us.
  6. Is there such a thing as a Holy Slap?
  7. You just imagine Bible verses that aren’t really there don’t you?
  8. You’re so old, I bet you were around when Delirious were cool.
  9. You were baptised properly right?
  10. That sermon made me want Gods Kingdom to come quicker.
  11. You’re the type of person to eat the fruit before talking to the snake right?
  12. That was so subtle, I almost miss Mark Driscoll.

* and counting skills.

Please let me know if you use any of these at Church or even at work. If you have any other ideas please share them below

With thanks to The Beaker Folk for the inspiration to have another go at this.

10 Christian Insults To Consider.

Sometimes, people get to you. Admit it, they do. Go on, its ok its only you and I here. When people get you, do you ever really want to turn around and tell them to *******!!!!!!! away?

Obviously you don’t say it like that, because you’re a Christian, and Christians dont insult people right?

What if Christians did insult people? What would a Christian insult look like?

Here are ten to consider using at Church on Sunday:

  1. In our fathers house there are many rooms. May you be in the opposite wing to me.
  2. If you were around then, you probably wouldn’t have been the disciple Jesus loved.
  3. You are the Alliance to my Oasis.
  4. You can sit on my left.
  5. Doubting Thomas looks certain next to you.
  6. May you look back at Sodom.
  7. When I look at you, I am reminded that there are things sent to test our faith.
  8. That was done with all the subtlety of Mark Driscoll.
  9. Some people are wheat and others chaff.
  10. Some people are like angels who fell from heaven. You climbed up from the other place right?

Any more?