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…

Rachel Held Evans on ‘messy, gut-wrenching … work of healing’

Normally around the weekend, Sofa writes up a highlight reel of things he’d found online that week. In the light of the death of blogger / tweeter / speaker Rachel Held Evens, there isn’t much to say.

The Washington Post has a write up of the last few weeks, and the following video…

I’d like to note her last published words on her blog..

Death is a part of life.

My prayer for you this season is that you make time to celebrate that reality, and to grieve that reality, and that you will know you are not alone.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.


rachelheldevans.com