Balcony closed

I am going to be watching a few movies on the weekend and write a review but for now the balcony is closed.


What hope does everlasting life hold for us?

    It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be fully and forever freed from all sin and will inhabit renewed, resurrection bodies in a renewed, restored creation.

    Revelation 21:1–4

    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

    Frenetic Friday

    What is this dark shambling shape that moves slowly into the light? It is FRENETIC FRIDAY!

    Yes I am back and we have a few items of interest tonight. The very first is the testimony given by Rachael Denhollander as she gives the gospel to the man who abused her.

    The courage of this young woman is an example to all of us, and to be able to share the gospel to this man shames everyone of us who won’t share it to our neighbor.

    Culture Wars

    Speaking of Culture Wars let me direct you to a website you should be reading.

    Adam Ford he of the famous Babylon Bee and has created a “drudge style” new aggregator called Christian Daily Reporter where he drops links of interest. Check it out.

    Also check out Darrell B. Harrison’s blog Just Thinking … for Myself he covers a wide range of racial and social justice issues. In fact read his blog before you read mine you will get more out of it.

    Summer Jaeger did an excellent speech on why feminism won’t save anyone. And it has finally become available so enjoy.

    Like the new graphics? Let me know in the comments. But on to the robot news.

    Meet Fabio:

    This little bundle of plastic and circuits was just let go at Scotland’s Marrigotta in Edinburgh. He was designed to give customers high fives and to direct them to where to find the various food items in the store. Unfortunately his directions were so basic ie: “Where can I find the beer?” Fabio: “In the alcohol section” that he began to irritate and confuse the customers. And then when the human workers in the store began to out perform the little robot the management had to let him go. There were many reasons why the little robot didn’t work out but one of the main reasons was that the customers preferred human interaction to that of a robot.

    And with that I will bid you good night.


    Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension?

      Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing a place for us, and also sends us his Spirit.

      Romans 8:34

      Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

      Movie Review:  Meet John Doe

      Priducer:  Frank Capra
      Director:  Frank Capra
      Writer:  Robert Presnell, Sr.
      Cast: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Spring Byington, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, Rod La Rocque, Irving Bacon, Regis Toomey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Harry Holman, Warren Hymer, Pierre Watkin, Sterling Holloway, and Harry Davenport

      I find that there is “nothing new under the sun” case in point Frank Capra’s marvelous movie is about fake news.   

      Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) furious that she is loosing her job after the newspaper she works for has been purchased and informed that she still must write one last column for the paper writes a fictional account of an unemployed “John Doe” who disgusted by society’s ills threatens to commit suicide on Christmas Eve in protest.  

      This letter causes an uproar amongst the city’s elites who demand that something be done about this horrendous affair.  The rival newspaper claims that it is all a fraud and demands proof.  When Ann Mitchell is brought before the owner and the editor she admits that she made it all up.  

      Pointing out that this would be a great way to sell more papers by having a column “written” by John Doe exposing the ills of society the owner agrees seeking to use the column for his own means.  But they need a patsy.  And in walks a perfect one Long John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) a former baseball player and tramp looking to earn some money to fix his arm so he can go back to playing baseball.  

      Ann Mitchell starts writing the columns and even gets John to read a speech on the radio.  But being convicted by his friend “The Colonel” (Walter Brennan) he runs away and rides the rails with “The Colonel” until they come to a small town where he, John, is recognized as John Doe.  There he learns that regular people inspired by his speech are going out and helping their neighbors and have set up “John Doe club”.  

      These clubs spread across the country and the owner of the Newspaper that started all of this plans to use them as a means to run the country and get his own political agenda into the government.  When John finds out about this and threatens to expose them he responds that he is prepared for that contingency and will ruin it all.  John’s reply needs to be seen to be appreciated.

      This is a great family movie and one that can bring up good conversations regarding what newspapers, indeed any news organization, owes to the people who rely on them for what is the news and what is happening in the world.  

      I give this movie five stars.  


      What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us?

        Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.

        1 Thessalonians 4:13–14

        But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

        Saturday Night Special

        Welcome to Saturday Night Special let’s get into a little bit of the culture war.  

        Blair Logsdon has the distinction, or sorrow, to be listed as the person who has had the most gender reassignment surgeries.  One hundred sixty-seven in total.  And he has regretted them all.  Instead of seeking to cure his gender dysphoria the surgeons indulged it.  His story is a cautionary tale to those who think that the solution to gender dysphoria is hormone treatment and surgery.  Read his story here.  

        Have you seen this?

        James Damore along with another man has filed suit against Google claiming that they discriminate against white male conservatives.  Here are nineteen insane tidbits related to this lawsuit (follow link)

        But don’t think Google is the only one there is also Twitter.

        Shadow banning, Keeping opposing viewpoints hidden.  This almost sounds like the old Soviet empire.  

        Just remember Pravda means truth.  Just not objective truth.

        And with that good night pleasant dreams.