story book church

Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488)
“Christ and St. Thomas” (1467–1483)
Located at the Orsanmichele, Florence, Italy

The sculpture depicts the episode that gave rise to the term “Doubting Thomas.” During which Thomas the Apostle had doubted the resurrection of Jesus and had to feel the wounds that had been inflicted during his crucifixion for himself, in order to be convinced that it was really Jesus who had risen from the dead (John 20:24-29).

We need to remind ourselves that we are not a social club - we are the Church. Our community has to be more than just nice people behaving nicely together in nice coffee shops, discussing nice spiritual things. It’s been said that the unique thing about the Church is that it’s the only organization that exists primarily for the benefit of its NON-members.
—  Campfire Stories // Rend Collective

Incorrect BoM quotes

(Based off a story my Chem teacher told us)

Church: I learned the hard way not to copy anyone’s homework.

Elders: ???

Church: first you copy their homework

Church: then they bring you McDonalds

Church: then they sneak into your house while you’re on a church trip and throw you a party. Then when you tell then you already have a girlfriend they try to take you out with a crowbar off the garage wall.

Elders: wtf James

Church: and that’s only part one.