J-M's History Corner Today – October 31st – is Halloween.  A day when many children dress up as goblins, witches, and other horrid things and go about getting treats from strangers (although this practice is becoming dangerous). What is the origin of Halloween? Here is an interesting article on the subject: Few pagan festivals have … Continue reading Halloween

Black Panther & INFINITY WAR

Welcome to the 43rd edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts! Last fortnight, I reviewed Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). This fortnight, I'm reviewing: Black Panther (2018), rated M for action violenceAvengers: Infinity War (2018), rated M for fantasy themes and violence Those of course are the Australian ratings; in the United States, the … Continue reading Black Panther & INFINITY WAR

Scary Encounters with Skinwalkers

In Native American legend, skinwalkers are shapeshifters or hybrids, kinda like werewolves or Bigfoot. Here are several eyewitness accounts from people who have encountered such creatures. Terrifying Stories Of Skinwalkers, The Legendary Shapeshifters Nida SeaUpdated October 18, 2019 Every culture has scary stories about mysterious beings, and Native Americans are no exception. The Navajo legend … Continue reading Scary Encounters with Skinwalkers

A Simple Guide to the Challenging Scriptures for Women

A good article I recently found. Complements my previous articles Bring On Women Pastors! and Wives Don't Need to Obey Their Husbands. (I would've presented the article in a quote block, but my computer's being really slow.) [My thanks to Philip B. Payne, author of Man and Woman, One in Christ, an outstanding theological book … Continue reading A Simple Guide to the Challenging Scriptures for Women

Why Queen Victoria Wasn’t Illegitimate

This is the first in a series of posts backtracking on some conspiracy theories I've previously promoted on this blog about the royals, which several people believe. Alongside King Edward IV of England, whose alleged illegitimacy I recently refuted, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, Empress of India (1819-1901, reigned 1837-1901) … Continue reading Why Queen Victoria Wasn’t Illegitimate