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Not Our Next VBS (via Bablyon Bee)

Babylon Bee is a satirical website. The stories there are not true.

This one about a possible Vacation Bible School made me laugh more than it maybe should have.
A little bit because I think my wife would actually sort of approve of this as a theme. A little bit.

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Thoughts & Prayers – What If There Was An App For That?

Comedy video clip featuring “The Thoughts & Prayers App: When you want people to know that you care.”
This does not exist.
Repeat: This does not actually exist.

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Pastor Finds Perfect Bible Passage To Illustrate Movie Clip (via Babylon Bee)

Babylon Bee is a satirical site featuring fictional Christian news stories.
Any resemblance to actuals Christians is pretty intentional, but meant to evoke wry humour.
Here’s an example that focusses on preachers who search out Bible verses that illustrate their sermon illustrations:

Gary Wright, lead pastor of vision at Passions Church, reportedly stayed up nearly all night on Saturday before finally finding the perfect biblical text to illustrate the 3-minute clip from the classic 1995 war epic Braveheart he was set to exposit Sunday morning.
“It got real hairy there around 2 a.m.,” Wright told reporters in a candid interview after the service. “I carefully exegeted Mel Gibson’s masterful speech before the film’s depiction of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, but I just couldn’t come up with an appropriate Bible passage to really drive the point home.” But according to Wright, God came through for him in a kind of divine intervention as he faithfully reviewed the actor’s famous monologue, in which he inspires his troops to go forward into battle.
“It just hit me—Christ empowers His followers to go out into the world even though we might lose our lives. Matthew 16:24-25 was the obvious choice to illustrate more clearly the point that Mel Gibson was trying to make in his inspired scene.”

Read at Babylon Bee.

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Biblica Hipsteria

This is a parody.
Based in part on this Kickstarter campaign.
It does not exist.
Though there are a plethora of other ‘themed’ Bibles available.
Even though Michael Bird lives and teaches in Australia he makes US cultural references.
(Even non-hipsters gotta know where the trends are, I guess)

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Soap Opera Praise Songs

This video is a compilation of praise songs written using soap opera titles for lyrics.
Be careful watching this while drinking beverages.
Also be careful lest you find yourself singing along.
(I thought the fourth song had a bit of an EMU vibe to it…)