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