By Matt Coker / @MatthewSCoker & @BackRowBeliever
"...and on the 8th day, God created instagram."
This was @ChristnHispter's first tweet on June 28th, 2012, and it sums up his entire existence since perfectly.
We ALL know the one (or, Heaven forbid, MORE than one) Hispter in our congregations, usually wearing ironically retro t-shirts and a beanie or scarf in the 90 degree weather. He's our brother in Christ... but he probably needs a haircut.
They're like hippies, except with more showering, despite their attempt to appear like they don't.
I'm sorry, I'm getting off on a tangent about Hipsters. Let's check out @ChristnHipster's profile blurb:
lover of photography, organic coffee & marginal music. christ-follower. bicycle builder. soul wanderer.
Yikes. Sometimes it's hard to believe this is a just a joke account. In fact... I'm not all too sure this guy isn't my buddy, Shane.
Anyhoo, today, we put the spotlight on this king of Christian comedy, who at the time of this writing entertains over 68 THOUSAND people with his bearded buffoonery.
Here are 7 of his most popular tweets:
By Matt Coker / @MatthewSCoker
“Better Church Announcements” is a YouTube series featured exclusively on Back Row Videos, and currently has 12 episodes, more than any other Back Row series currently.
If you haven’t seen it yet, or even if you have, there are quite a few things about this series that you may not know.
In early 2014, Matt Coker and Joey Porter, both on staff at Highland Baptist Church in Clovis, NM, were both sick of the boring way announcements were being done. One man stands in front of the church, reads the bulletin to everyone too lazy to read it for themselves, and then everyone immediately forgets what they’ve heard anyway once it’s over.
Matt & Joey (and a few other members of the church) decided to start an experiment to make their church announcements better, funnier, and more memorable.
The latest video from The Skit Guys features a familiar setting on the day of a wedding, a man asking for help inviting a dear friend of his to church on Easter Sunday.
Watch "The God Favor" to see a hilarious way to invite someone that your probably shouldn't try at home:
This Saturday, March 14, 2015, will be the 2 year Twitterversary for @BackRowBeliever. Many of you may be relatively new followers, and many of you may have been following from the beginning, but still know very little about how it all began. Let me tell you the story…
In March 2013, I found myself bored. I had been on Twitter for my personal account for about a year and had followed many “Christian Anon” accounts intending to offer humorous observations of Christian life.
I had always considered myself at least “kinda funny”, so I thought I’d try my hand. I started up an account called “Church Media Director”, which was (and still is) my position at my home church. I thought it would be fun to share my P.O.V. from the sound booth. But it didn’t take off right away, so, impatient, I tossed it aside days later.
Still wanting to start an account, I decided I wanted to be a little more generic as to not shackle myself to one branch of the church for comedy. Many Church Anons were Pastor’s, or the wives or children of Pastor’s, but I was none of those things. And some of the most popular ones were crotchety old parishioners, so I didn’t want to try to compete with them.
Twitter is a strange place filled with strange people, many of whom fall into the category of "Anons", or "Anonymous Accounts". Though there are many different kinds of Anons on Twitter (Funny Anons, parody Anons, Teen Girl Anons, Bieber Fan Anons, Hypocritical Anti-Anon Anons...), we at The Back Row have a soft spot for Christian Humor Anons.
For our first Twitter Spotlight, we've chosen to focus on the account known as "The Granddaddy of All Church Anons", Church Curmudgeon (@ChrchCurmudgeon).