Q. 13. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is God’s making all things of nothing, by the Word of His power, in the
space of six days, and all very good.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Hebrews 11:3  By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Genesis 1:31  And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Frenetic Friday

OK it’s Frenetic Friday once again and let’s start off with a real winner:
Here we have a woman who is against Romney and when asked why she wants to vote for Obama she says he gave her a free phone.
And heaven help us here is a website where you can get an Obama Phone.
And it seems that the death of the U.S. Ambassador wasn’t because of a YouTube video rather it has been revealed that 24 hours after the attack the US knew it was the result of terrorists.  So much for YouTube.
Ok enough of politics let’s talk about religion.  Brian Mclaren is the titular head of what is called the emergent movement of Christianity.  So in a not so surprising move he further alienates the rest of traditional protestant Christianity by officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding.
So on September 18 we had an announcement about a piece of fourth century papyrus that had eight lines on it which read as follows:
    “‘… not [to] me. My mother gave to me li[fe] …'”
    “The disciples said to Jesus, ‘…”
    “deny. Mary is worthy of it” (Or: “deny. Mary is n[ot] worthy of it”)
    “…’ Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…'”
    “… she will be able to be my disciple …”
    “Let wicked people swell up …”
    “As for me, I dwell with her in order to …”
    “an image”
    “my moth[er]”
    “forth which …”
Now more information is coming out which is putting the authenticity of the papyrus under question.  Including the suspicions that the fragment may be a modern forgery.
And now for those of you who consider bacon the perfect food there is some disturbing news regarding the supply of bacon.
And here is a little something for you guys watching the football.
And for the geeks in the audience:

Google’s Sergey Brin predicts that in five years robot cars will be here and driving us around.
Yes this is part of the Robot Overlord take over.
The Curiosity martian rover has stepped into what scientists are calling an ancient river bed.  Of course those of us who read John Carter of Mars already knew that they were there.
And on that note of humor I bid you adieu.

Movie Review: As you like it

As you like it is a comedy by William Shakespeare it is originally set in France but in this film Kenneth Branagh for some reason sets it in nineteenth century Japan. Which I have to admit threw me off this play.  I am a great fan of Branagh’s work in bringing Shakespeare to the big screen I have watch almost all of the films based upon Shakespeare’s plays that he has directed and enjoyed his interpretation of them. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for this movie.

Briefly the story of As you like it is about a Duke forced to live in the forest because his younger brother has usurped his kingdom and exiled him and his supporters from his kingdom.

To this forest the daughter of the Duke (Rosalind) and the daughter of the usurper (Celia)flee from the usurper’s wrath. The Duke’s daughter disguised as a young man (Ganymede)the her companion as a poor woman (Aliena). Along with them is Orlando the younger brother of Oliver who is unfairly persecuted by his older brother. Orlando is in love with Rosalind but Rosalind disguised as Ganymede questions Orlando as to whether his love is true. There are of course comedic moments when a shepherdess falls in love with Ganymede (Rosalind) and is repulsed. And where the young men post simple love poems upon the trees.

But all of this is placed in the era of feudal Japan and so you see the English characters appearing in samurai armor and wearing the topknot of a samurai. And at one point Orlando wrestles a sumo and wins! Which I found completely ridiculous. If Branagh had placed this in the original setting it would have made for a better film in my opinion. Because of that I’m going to give this two and a half quill pens out of five.


Q. 12. How does God execute His decrees?
A. God executes His decrees in the works of creation and providence.

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Revelation 4:11  “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Matthew 6:26  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Acts 14:17  Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”