o, this isn't a theological post (although theology might play into it). Welcome to the 34th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts! Last fortnight, I reviewed Stranger Things (2016-present). This fortnight, I'm reviewing: Lucifer (2016-present), overall rated MA15+ for strong supernatural themes and violence (Note that seasons 1, 2 & 3 are rated MA15+ for … Continue reading Lucifer
Here is a collection of a few different, persistent, and very frustrating myths, misconceptions, or even outright lies that circulate in connection with Christianity. I thought I'd gather a few into one place and set the record straight. "Constantine/the Council of Nicea invented Jesus/Jesus' divinity/the doctrine of Hell in 325 AD" Whoever came up with … Continue reading Refuting Myths, Misconceptions and Lies About Our Faith
At long last, here is my Restored English Translation (RET) of Matityahu (Matthew) chapter 6. As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end. (To clarify: CHAPTER 6 1 “Take heed that you do not do your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise you have no … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Matthew: Chapter 6
(OK, I admit I was partly inspired to write this post when watching the excellent live-action remake of Aladdin - specifically in the climax when Jasmine sings the inspiring song "Speechless", which brought to mind certain attitudes toward women that some claim is Biblical.) The Bible is filled with examples of women of faith who … Continue reading Bring On Women Pastors!
Welcome to the 32nd edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts! Last fortnight, I reviewed The Ten Commandments (1956). This fortnight, I'm reviewing: Risen (2016), rated M for mature themes, violence and some disturbing images That of course is the Australian rating; in the United States, it's rated PG-13 for Biblical violence including some disturbing images. … Continue reading Risen
Yesterday was Easter Sunday. It is celebrated as the anniversary of Yeshua ha'Mashiach/Jesus the Christ's resurrection. There are a lot of claims about Easter's allegedly pagan origins - pretty much all false. I previously did a post Easter promoting these claims. I am doing this post to correct my previous claims. (Yes, this is similar … Continue reading Revisiting Easter
A companion video to my post Good Friday, in which I explain why we're celebrating Yehoshua/Jesus' crucifixion on the wrong day of the week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qba9-BlraBI&feature=youtu.be (Note that I still get a little nervous in front of the camera, which resulted in my mind going blank a couple times.)