Anglican Church recognises ‘Meme-lord’ as official ministry category
NEWTOWN, SYDNEY – The Principal of Moore Theological College, Dr Mark Thompson, has today announced the unusual addition of a Diploma of ‘Bible Memeing’.
The move comes after Sydney Archbishop, Rev Glenn Davies, recently gave church approval to ‘Meme-Lord’ as an official ministry category.
Dr Thompson, who has been principal since 2013, also announced the creation of an on-campus think-tank called the Centre for Meme-Generation and Public Humour.
“Our vision is to connect the gospel to the next generation through meme generation,” Dr Thompson explained.
“We need to demonstrate that Anglicans are just as savvy and culturally connected as the Hillsongs and Planet Shakers.”
“We will therefore be appointing a Director as soon as we hear back from our Doctrine Commission on whether Meme-Lord needs to be a masculine role or not.”
Some of the young students at Moore College, like Luke Stevens (24) who has just started training for ministry, indicated their excitement.
“Finally the denomination is realising that meme’s can not only provide great openings to theological conversations, but a good meme can also provide social commentary on issues inside and outside the church.”
“Take the Bernie memes for example. When I posted these up online nearly all my local church shared it around.”
“We haven’t had a Jewish guy in church that much since Christ!”
The Damascus Dropbear also asked Archbishop Davies about what meme’s he would like to see developed for the gospel.
“Well, Jesus was the original ‘meme-lord’ in his use of striking, earthy images to make powerful teaching points in his parables.”
“He used funny picture stories of Grafting Vines, Robbers, Bread, Water, Figs, Burning sulphur, Goats – you name it.”
“To be honest, I’m just hoping some come up that will take attention away from the ‘Glen 20’ memes people keep sending me.”
It has been further reported that the Catholic Church is considering including the creation of a meme that goes viral as a recognised miracle for sainthood.