Monday, April 15, 2013

I've got that joy, joy, joy, joy, ...... where?

This is the jolly scene that greets anyone logging in to the Church of England home page. Looks like they're having a great time doesn't it? Really communicates that following Jesus is about taking up your cross, getting out into the real world with the life-changing message of the gospel, and living in the joy of the Holy Spirit. You can just see how hard these people are working to keep that excitement bottled up inside and prevent it from getting to their faces.

Stick around for long enough, and you're treated to some slightly more encouraging pictures. I hope the CofE can find a better pic of Justin Welby than this one. Somehow the glum expressions, robes and throne don't really say 'Jesus' to me.

Here's a couple of alternatives


  1. Bishop on the left is looking at the order of service thinking, 'How long do I have to stay awake for?'

  2. Justin is thinking, 'Oh God why did you have to choose me?'