Movie Review: Avengers Endgame


Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Producer: Kevin Feige
Screenwriters: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, .Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin

Here is the list:

Iron Man 2008, The Incredible Hulk 2008, Iron Man 2 2011, Thor 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger 2012, Marvel’s The Avengers 2013, Iron Man 3 2013, Thor: The Dark World 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015, Ant-Man 2016, Captain America: Civil War 2016, Doctor Strange 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 2017, Thor: Ragnarok 2018, Antman and the Wasp 2018, Black Panther 2018, Avengers: Infinity War 2018, Captain Marvel 2019.

Ten years of movies leading to this climax. And I am going to do my best not to drop any spoilers.

Endgame takes place after Infinity War if you haven’t seen this it may leave you puzzled as to what has happened.

And a lot has happened the Avengers are not what they once were. Time has passed and people are trying to get on with their lives but something is just missing that they can’t get passed.

And then a miracle happens.

And I can’t say anything more. And if you want spoilers look some where else. You will find all you need.

But let me say this, Marvel has done something unique. They have created a decade long continuity that with a plethora of films leading up to this film. And you have to give them props for this, who else in movie making has done this? Or had this big of vision?

Now granted I wouldn’t call all of the Marvel movies the best thing that I have seen. There have been a few that you could miss and still enjoy this film. But for the most part this has been a very good selection of movies. And this one is a fitting end of this saga not the end of the Marvel movies. There are more coming.

A few other things, fantasy violence keep aware of this in regards to younger children. There is swearing and alcohol consumption. And if that offends you don’t go.

Second this is a three hour movie plan accordingly. My son and I decided to not get refreshments just because we didn’t want to miss any part of the movie. And I saw many other people do the same. Not so when my daughters went to see the movie.

Third, and this may not happen where you view the movie but there were at least eight trailers before the movie and some of the viewers didn’t realize that the movie had actually started because the opening scene didn’t have the big Marvel fanfare at first. So they missed what I consider one of the best scenes in the movie because they were talking. So it can sneak up on you be aware.

I give this movie five stars.

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Faith’s Checkbook


It Becomes Mutual
“I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people” (2 Corinthians 6:16).

Here is a mutual interest. Each belongs to each. God is the portion of His people, and the chosen people are the portion of their God. The saints find in God their chief possession, and He reckons them to be His peculiar treasure. What a mine of comfort lies in this fact for each believer!

This happy condition of mutual interest leads to mutual consideration. God will always think of His own people, and they will always think of Him. This day my God will perform all things for me; what can I do for Him? My thoughts ought to run toward Him, for He thinketh upon me. Let me make sure that it is so and not be content with merely admitting that so it ought to be.

This, again, leads to mutual fellowship. God dwells in us, and we dwell in Him; He walks with us, and we walk with God….

Oh, for grace to treat the LORD as my God: to trust Him and to serve Him, as His Godhead deserves! Oh, that I could love, worship, adore, and obey Jehovah in spirit and in truth! This is my heart’s desire. When I shall attain to it, I shall have found my heaven. LORD, help me! Be my God in helping me to know Thee as my God, for Jesus’ sake.

Oh bother…


I am busy creating an Excel spreadsheet that can be used for a timesheet so no Earworm Wednesday.

He has Risen Indeed!


Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where helay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

Matthew 28:1-9

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Frenetic Good Friday


Well it has been awhile since I have done a Frenetic Friday post but let’s get to it.

In case you’re living under a rock or in denial this is what is referred to as Holy Week. And today is Good Friday, and more on that later. But I hope that you did notice that as is the norm the various “shows” on Christianity has appeared on various streaming services. The newest one that I noticed is Jesus: Countdown to Calvary made in 2018 and starring Hugh Bonneville. This is playing on Netflixs. And yes I watched and as expected the idea that Jesus was the divine Son of God or the fulfillment of prophecy was completely played down or not mentioned at all. What I did notice was how it was claimed that Jesus came proclaiming a message of, wait for it, “social justice”. I am not really surprised at this an neither should you be if you’ve been keeping up with any of the “social justice” debates that have been going on in Twitter and elsewhere. Just be aware that this and other messages of the same sort will be playing this time especially since Easter or the Sunday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus however you wish to refer to it draws near.

And speaking of heretical things have you heard about PreachersNSneakers? It is an Instagram account that has pictures of various “hipster” preachers and the expensive sneakers they are wearing. I am not talking about some $150 dollar Nikes here. No, how about $3000 for an off white pair of Jordan 1 from Europe. Or $1100 “Gucci” slippers?

I don’t mind a pastor being well dressed but I have to call into question exactly why do they need that expensive foot wear. What do you think where should this money have gone to?

And keeping with the Good Friday theme, as well as heretical notions a female Roman Catholic theologian has written a book called “Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril” In it Elizabeth Johnson maintains that Anselm‘s satisfaction theory of atonement was completely wrong. Johnson maintains that Anselm based it upon “the political system of the day” and that God’s mercy doesn’t call for a bloody and violent death for our sins. Basically atonement needs to be removed from what Christ did. <source>

Rather than have me bumble through why the atonement is necessary I shall point you to these resources:




And here is a list of resources from Monergism: Penal Substitutionary Atonement

And a list of resources from The Highway: TThe Atonement of Christ

Finally something from Toplady:

Goodnight.

Faith’s Checkbook


My Choice Is His Choice
“He shall choose our inheritance for us” (Psalm 47:4).

Our enemies would allot us a very dreary portion, but we are not left in their hands. The LORD will cause us to stand in our lot, and our place is appointed by His infinite wisdom. A wiser mind than our own arranges our destiny, The ordaining of all things is with God, and we are glad to have it so; we choose that God should choose for us. If we might have our own way we would wish to let all things go in God’s way.

Being conscious of our own folly, we would not desire to rule our own destinies. We feel safer and more at ease when the LORD steers our vessel than we could possibly be if we could direct it according to our own judgment. Joyfully we leave the painful present and the unknown future with our Father, our Savior, our Comforter.

O my soul, this day lay down thy wishes at Jesus’ feet! If thou hast of late been somewhat wayward and willful, eager to be and to do after thine own mind, now dismiss thy foolish self, and place the reins in the LORD’s hands. Say, “He shall choose.” If others dispute the sovereignty of the LORD and glory in the free will of man, do thou answer them, “He shall choose for me.” It is my freest choice to let Him choose. As a free agent, I elect that He should have absolute sway.

Earworm Wednesday: Love Me Again ~ Nescafe Basement Singers


John Newman’s one hit wonder has been running through my head for a week because of a TV show I watch. And I found this cover of it. Now besides the fact that you are seeing a group of very talented young ladies let me point out the variety of different instruments. In particular I haven’t seen a sitar used in a rock song since George Harrison did it when he was in the Beatles.

Faith’s Checkbook


WITHOUT FEAR OF MAN

“And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee” Deut. 28:10

Then we can have no reason to be afraid of them. This would show a mean spirit, and be a token of unbelief rather than of faith. God can make us so like Himself, that men shall be forced to see that we rightly bear His name, and truly belong to the Holy Jehovah. Oh, that we may obtain this grace, which the Lord waits to bestow!

Be assured that ungodly men have a fear of true saints. They hate them, but they also fear them. Haman trembled because of Mordecai, even when he sought the good man’s destruction. In fact, their hate often arises out of a dread which they are too proud to confess. Let us pursue the path of truth and uprightness without the slightest tremor. Fear is not for us, but for those who do ill and fight against the Lord of hosts. If indeed the name of the Eternal God is named upon us, we are secure; for, as of old, a Roman had but to say Romanus sum, I am a Roman, and he could claim the protection of all the legions of the vast empire; so every one who is a man of God has omnipotence as his guardian, and God will sooner empty Heaven of angels than leave a saint without defense. Be braver than lions for the right, for God is with you.

No Earworm


Been reading not listening to music and the stuff I have happened to hear didn’t stay with me so no Earworm Wednesday.