Frenetic Friday: Reformation Day


Reformation Day

Thanks to Adam4d

Speaking of the state of theology Ligonier Ministries and Lifeway did a survey of theology and here is the infographic.

State of Theology

Don’t know about you but I think we need another Reformation to get us back to good theology and understanding of the scripture.

I’d like to direct you over to Fred Butler’s blog for an excellent post regarding Martin Luther:

On the Eve of all Saints Day.

So do you know this man?

Jan Huss

The term your “goose is cooked” came into being because of this man.  He is Jan Huss (Huss means goose in Czech) he is a pre-reformer a man who was burned at the stake for defying the Roman Catholic Church.  It was his writings that inspired Martin Luther.  Read more about this great man here:  John (Jan) Huss pre-Reformation Reformer.

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Frenetic Friday


So here’s the scoop I have to be at a church function tonight so there will be a Frenetic Friday by it will be late.

Earworm Wednesday: Burnwylde – “Nights In White Satin”


So two conversations this week.  One was where someone asked me why do I post covers instead of the original?  I pointed out that if there was no “good” cover that I would post the original.  Which prompted again the same question: so why covers at all?  And here is the why: because some time the band who is covering the song puts their own unique twist that is as good or sometimes better than the original.

So, second conversation a friend of mine on a social site posted these lines:

Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day’s useless energy spent.

Now anyone who has listened to Nights in White Satin has heard those lines.  However, those lyrics aren’t from Nights in White Satin, no they are from Late Lament which occurs at the end of Nights in White Satin on some recordings.  And I pointed that out which resulted in a fifteen minute discussion that led to nowhere other than having that song stuck in my head.  Enjoy.

Catechism


Q . 115. What do we pray for in the fourth petition?

A. In the fourth petition, which is, “Give us this day our daily bread,” we pray that of God’s free gift, we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life and enjoy His blessing with them.

Give us this day our daily bread,
Matthew 6:11

Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me,
lest I be full and deny you
and say, “Who is the Lord?”
or lest I be poor and steal
and profane the name of my God.
Proverbs 30:8,9

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.
1Timothy 6:6-8

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
1Timothy 4:4,5

Frenetic Friday


“Last night, I dreamt I went to Frenetic Friday again.”

And in the tradition of Whose Line is it Anyway a thousand bonus points if you can recognize the movie quote sans search engine.

Houston we have a problem:

So Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker signed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) into law.  This is the ordinance as taken from snopes.com

The measure bans discrimination based not just on sexual orientation and gender identity but also, as federal laws do, sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy and genetic information, as well as family, marital or military status.The ordinance applies to businesses that serve the public, private employers, housing, city employment and city contracting. Religious institutions would be exempt. Violators could be fined up to $5,000.
Opponents of this ordinance gathered together a petition that had 50,000 signatures on it to place a repeal measure on the ballot
which was given to the city of Houston only to have the petition rejected after a month by the city saying that they were short 2000 signature of the 17,269 needed.  Evidently according to the city “most of the pages contained mistakes that invalidated the entire page of signatures.”
The opponents then filed suit against the city which placed the HERO on hold.  This was followed by the attorneys of the city subpoenaing the sermons of the pastors that had opposed the ordinance.  And then everyone lost their minds.
Russell Moore at Moore to the Point blog wrote:  Houston We Have a Constitution  saying that the city of Houston has no right to the sermons.
The firestorm caused by this and other pastors regarding the subpoenaing of sermons caused the attorneys with the city to remove the section calling for the sermons to be turned in but left in the parts that order the pastors to produce ” emails, texts and other communications with church members and others that pertain to not only the signature-gathering effort but such topics as the mayor, homosexuality and gender identity.” (source: Washington Times) The attorneys for the pastors have challenged the subpoenas in court. Personally I think that R.C. Sproul Jr. has the best answer listen here:  Houston, What’s the Problem?

Update

Seems Mike Huckabee has called for all pastors across the country to send sermons and bibles to the Houston mayor as a show of support for religious freedom and to support the five Houston pastors.
Mike Huckabee asks pastors across america to send sermons and bible to Houston mayor.

Living in your own Private Idaho

 So in Coeur d’Alene Idaho there is a for profit wedding chapel called the Hitching Post.  It is run by two ministers Don and Evelyn Knapp of the Foursquare Church.  Because the Chapel isn’t registered as a religious organization it falls under the Idaho anti-discrimination law which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.  And because of that the two pastors were afraid that they would be forced to perform same-sex weddings.  Which they couldn’t do based on the biblical beliefs.  Because of this they file a lawsuit asking a federal judge to bar the city from enforcing this local ordinance.  Under the law the two pastors could face a six month jail sentence and a $1000 fine for each time they denied to do a same-sex marriage.

Send in the clowns

 You know there are certain things that just creep me out.  I’m not going to give you a list but let’s just say I’m not going to San Joaquin Valley  where an outbreak of clowns have occurred.  And I’m not talking those cutesy clowns no I’m talking about those first cousins to the nightmare clown from Stephen King or from a certain b-movie:
The horror, the horror!  So where was I? Oh yes San Joaquin Valley, seems the police have arrested a fourteen year old dressed as a clown terrorizing a child.  There have been reports of other “clowns” with baseball bats, guns, and machetes.  The police don’t consider this a laughing matter and will arrest any clown that terrorizes anyone.

A hoverboard?

  Okay admit it the coolest thing about back to the future was Marty riding on the hoverboard.  So…
 
This is a kickstarter campaign and they are promising to start shipping in 2015.  Now this “hovering” is caused by four magnets that cause it float about an inch off the ground but right now it only works on metal surfaces so this won’t be seen on the sidewalks soon.
And that is Frenetic Friday see you again next week.

Movie Review: The Judge



Director: David Do kin
Writers: Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque, and others
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thorton, and Vincent D’Onofrio
The movie opens with Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) urinating into a urinal and on another person. Yes, the power games of lawyers they are so fun to watch.  Hank Palmer has it all a thriving law business, a young wife, and a darling daughter.  Until he gets a call in the middle of court.  His mother has died and he must go home to be at the funeral.  But that isn’t all the facade of his marriage has reached a crescendo and his wife has cheated on him with another man and posted it on Facebook.  Now he must go home and face his father the man that is known as the Judge.

When I went to this movie I had thought it was going to be mainly about the courtroom drama I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was more of a family drama movie.  Duvall plays Judge Joesph Palmer a man to whom the law appears to be more important than family.  In fact all three of his sons refer to their father by Judge, not dad, not father, and certainly not pop.  Downey’s character is the kid who left the hick town he grew up in and the father that could never seem to love him.  In fact the Judge put him into juvenile detention when he caused an accident that ruined his older brother’s baseball career.  The older brother is played beautifully by Vincent D’Onofrio who puts up with Henry (Downey) because he knows as the eldest the job will fall to him because Henry won’t be there.

In this family Henry (Downey) is the cause of all misfortune at least in the Judge’s mind, mainly because Henry refused to come home, instead went to the big city and in the Judge’s mind left behind everything important.

But there is something going on and it comes to a head when the Judge’s car is found damaged with blood on it.  The blood of a man that the Judge was lenient with who later killed a woman because of his leniency.  Now Henry has to be the one to save the Judge who doesn’t seem to want to be saved.

A friend of mine told me to see this movie and I did enjoy it but it is rated R for a reason.  There are crude references, no nudity but there are scenes where the making out scenes are almost there.  Plus an incestuous make out scene, although Downey’s character was ignorant of the relationship and it didn’t get clarified until later in the movie.  But still I could have done with out it.  But these are incidentals and the interactions with brothers and the Judge is really what makes this movie good.

I will give this movie 4 stars out of 5 adults only.

Catechism


Q . 114. What do we pray for in the third petition?

A. In the third petition, which is, “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven,” we pray that God by His grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to His will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:10

20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!
Psalm 103:20,21

4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
Psalm 25:4,5

26 When I told of my ways, you answered me;
teach me your statutes!
Psalm 119:26