Star Wars Humour (Or, How to Waste Your Time)

The following are a whole lot of Star Wars memes I've found recently.  There are way too many of them, and some are cringeworthy; but they're fun and amusing.  Note: they're best understood by someone who as seen the prequel trilogy (preferably the entire series) (like me 🙂 ) (there are sequel memes). The perfect … Continue reading Star Wars Humour (Or, How to Waste Your Time)

Sunshine Blogger Award

Dee from Sixth Seal Ministries has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. https://sixthsealministries.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/sunshine-blogger-award-2/ Thank you, Dee! The rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha

J-M's History Corner

The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn’t it?  You’ve got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) and 27 in the New Testament.  However, when you do the research, things are not so simple.  There are many “other” books claiming to be Scripture, a number of them accepted by various denominations and/or included in various Bibles over the years.  Are they Scripture?  Or just heretical additions?

The most well-known (and most widely accepted) body of these “extra” works is the Apocrypha (which means “Hidden”).  People disagree as to which books constitute the Apocrypha.  For the purpose of this article, the word refers to the following 18 books:

  • Baruch
  • Letter of Jeremiah
  • Tobit
  • Prayer of Manasseh
  • Psalms 151-160
  • Wisdom of Solomon
  • Wisdom of Ben Sirach (also known as Ecclesiasticus)
  • “Additions” to Esther
  • Judith
  • Prayer of Azariah
  • Susanna
  • Bel and the Dragon
  • 1…

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Thunderbirds Are GO!

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 13th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts.  Last fortnight I reviewed The Shack (2017).  This fortnight, I’m reviewing:

  • Thunderbirds Are Go (2015-present), overall rated PG for mild themes and violence

That of course is the Australian rating; not sure what the TV rating in the US is.

As usual, I’ll give the trailer and a clip at the end.  (Since this is a TV series, I might include more than one.)  And as usual, I offer the disclaimer (just in case):

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.  PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

Thunderbirds Are Go

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ITV’s CGI remake of the classic ’60s sci-fi show Thunderbirds is among my all-time favourite TV shows.  (And my first review of a TV series proper – Jesus being a two-part mini-seriees.)

In 2060, a secretive organisation with advanced technology works to save lives around the globe.  Based on a secret island, they are…

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Special Blogger Award

rue202 from Racheal's Novels has nominated me for the Special Blogger Award. https://rachealnovel.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/special-blogger-award/ Thank you, rue!!! The rules: Thanks the blogger who nominated you. Answer the questions you are asked ( if you’re comfortable doing so!) Create 10 questions for the bloggers you’ve nominated. Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the Special Blogger Award. Comment … Continue reading Special Blogger Award

A young person with MORE Sense than 50% of Our Politicians.

And Then Messiah Shall Come

This article was written by a 26 year old college student by the name of Alyssa Ahlgren, who’s in grad school for her MBA. It’s a short article but definitely worth a read. I would love to see this go viral!!

“College Student: My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it…

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