The Church Sofa Bubble and Squeak

The Sofa’s weekly round up of stuff and – sometimes nonsense found online this week…

Stop Trying to Heal Me.

The BBC have had a look at what its like when people try and pray for you… no actually its a lot more complicated and serious then that…

From time to time, without warning or encouragement, I get approached in the street by Christians who tell me they want to pray for me to get my sight back. Since I became blind as a teenager this has been a regular yet annoying by-product of being an independent disabled person who can walk about on the street.

The last time this happened was on the London underground. The train was packed full of people all studiously ignoring each other when a man put his hand on my shoulder and asked if he could pray for my sight to be restored. But more about that later.

BBC

Written by a Non-Christian, but still a very sympathetic message. Read the BBC website for more.

A Hero to Christian Misfits

There have been many words written about Rachel Held Evans, The Atlantic have taken a great look at why she was a hero to Christian Misfits around the world.

What I’ve been watching this week

I could watch this again and again…

What I’ve been listening to…

The Mid-Faith Crisis guys talk about work, “…and its importance in our lives. How can we be a blessing in the workplace? What can it show us about our own stories? What’s the problem with the phrase ‘work-life balance’? And why does Nick think that it’s OK to record a podcast while eating a fish finger sandwich?

Check out The Mid Faith Crisis to give it a listen.

Please chuck the links of anything you feel should be shared below! In the mean time, I’m going back to watching that goal…

The Church Sofa Question of The Week

Do you need answers?

Here’s the thing.

Picture you’ve just arrived at Housegroup, and someone there refers to you briefly by your sons name / daughters name / some name that isn’t actually your name. The person in question moves on quickly, and you don’t a chance to comment…

Then… During the Bible Study you are again referred to by the same name / the name that really isn’t you.

At what point is it socially acceptable to correct that person?

During the prayers? Possibly a prayer for forgiveness? If not, when?

Gluten Free Prayers?

If you’re like me, and you’re Gluten Free / Celiac you’ll know it can make your relationship with food, complicated. (To put it mildly).

What I remember of my GP’s appointments back when I was investigating what was wrong, I was advised of the following options:

  1. Monitor my diet.
  2. Exercise is good.
  3. Could try medication.
  4. Counselling.

This wasn’t an option presented to me.

Can be found via this affiliate link at Amazon, but – it might be good to put your money towards some gluten free bread instead.

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With no room for doubt?

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