Joe’s Movie

Joe’s Movie

The local market offered me fresh fruit;
I held a bag of strawberries when Joe,
Film-maker who has never worn a suit,
Asked me to view his latest cut at home.

“This nightmare fogged my mind and followed me,
No matter how I tried to shake it off,
I shot the scenes as best my memory
Conceived it, though I may be growing soft.

Did we win World War II?” he asked his tea
As though I wasn’t there, and slid a disc
Into his player by a Harper Lee
Bird book to which he fixed a paper clip.

“A girl from the north woods gave me this book,”
He said, “when I left Phoenix for her place,
Which had been chaos, but on second look,
A midnight climax spruced up her mad space.”

“How did you feel?” I questioned. “Glad! I . . .Oh,
She made me feel I’d gone through gates to stars,
And we played like Bohemians in a grove,
Like we were space Marines who circled Mars.”

“Why aren’t you with her anymore?” I quizzed.
He caught himself, then wryly said, “Some times
You build a burger and make it sizzle . . .
Sometimes it tastes like Ajax dipped in grime.

What I am telling you . . . you understand?”
“No, here’s a coin if you will tell me more.”
And like a pro he said, “She met a man
Who talked of pizza, cheese, and dominoes,

Who salivated over hot dog stands
And went ballistic if the plumbing leaked,
As though he’d kill the man, for cash in hand,
Who caused it, rich or poor, urbane or geek.”

“So they weren’t meant to be?” “He skipped out on
Her; we’ve lost touch since she went to D.C.—
Another missing D.C. girl–foregone
Conclusion if you knew her company.”

“What of this movie you have filmed?” I asked.
“Inception plays among Joint Chiefs of Staff
Where Pentagon commanders wear black masks
Into great halls where spies take polygraphs

As Clockwork Orange chimes in Dulce base
While horrid mutants whimper underground
And robot soldiers run a close-watched race,
Roswell to Sandy Hook to Proving Ground.

Meanwhile, at Jekyll Island, bankers plot— ”
“I’m sorry, but I must go home to see
The missus,” said I, “and our boy, the tot,
Wants me to help him decorate the tree.”

And Joe I never saw again, though he’d
Sent postcards postmarked only with a “Q”:
The locals found his body late one eve
And deputies recovered his canoe.

~Day Williams

“Jonah” by Day Williams

                Jonah

 

The prophet Jonah ran to sea when called

To preach to Nineveh; poor Jonah stalled

Until the waves rose high around the ship−

Then truth, that God was there, came from his lips.

 

The sailors threw poor Jonah overboard,

The prophet Jonah who defied the Lord;

In a great fish the prophet prayed three days

And nights, and gave the Lord his songs and praise.

 

The Lord heard Jonah’s prayers and made command,

And the fish spewed the prophet on dry land.

The prophet heard the voice of God again:

“Go preach in Nineveh to all its men.”

 

When Jonah preached that Nineveh would fall

In forty days, the city’s monarch called

On citizens to cry to God, to fast

In rags, for God’s hot wrath is deep and vast.

 

When God saw sinners turn from former ways,

He put aside the fury that had blazed,

But Jonah, angered by the Lord‘s soft heart,

Left Nineveh to watch, a man apart.

 

The Lord gave him a vine that grew as shade,

Then sent a worm, which left the vine decayed,

And Jonah was irate about the vine,

Which had been comfort from the sun that shined.

 

“This vine sprang up and overnight it died;

It wasn’t you who made it grow!” God cried,

“Yet Nineveh is great; should I not care

When I have men by thousands living there?”

~Day Williams

Sci-Fi short film “Pulsar” presented by DUST

Question: Are you running from God’s call on your life?

The Great Awakenings and the Azusa Street Revival

 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.  ~Revelation 3:2

First Great Awakening by Ryan Reeves

George Whitfield (1714–1770)  and Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)

George Whitfield

Jonathan Edwards

Second Great Awakening by Ryan Reeves

Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

 

 Charles Finney

 

John 3:36
The Second Great Awakening made the Scriptures available to the masses, rather than chambered up in the cold dead churches of the time.
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An engraving of a Methodist camp meeting in 1819 (Library of Congress).

The Second Great Awakening was a Protestant religious revival during the early 19th century in the United States. The movement began around 1790, gained momentum by 1800 and, after 1820, membership rose rapidly among Baptist and Methodist congregations whose preachers led the movement. It was past its peak by the late 1850s. The Second Great Awakening reflected Romanticism characterized by enthusiasm, emotion, and an appeal to the super-natural. It rejected the skeptical rationalism and deism of the Enlightenment.

The revivals enrolled millions of new members in existing evangelical denominations and led to the formation of new denominations. Many converts believed that the Awakening heralded a new millennial age. The Second Great Awakening stimulated the establishment of many reform movements designed to remedy the evils of society before the anticipated Second Coming of Jesus Christ.[1]

Historians named the Second Great Awakening in the context of the First Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s and of the Third Great Awakening of the late 1850s to early 1900s. These revivals were part of a much larger Romantic religious movement that was sweeping across Europe at the time, mainly throughout England, Scotland, and Germany.[2]

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Third Great Awakening

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The Third Great Awakening refers to a hypothetical historical period proposed by William G. McLoughlin that was marked by religious activism in American history and spans the late 1850s to the early 20th century.[1] It affected pietistic Protestant denominations and had a strong element of social activism.[2] It gathered strength from the postmillennial belief that the Second Coming of Christ would occur after mankind had reformed the entire earth. It was affiliated with the Social Gospel Movement, which applied Christianity to social issues and gained its force from the Awakening, as did the worldwide missionary movement. New groupings emerged, such as the Holiness movement and Nazarene movements, and Christian Science.[3]

The era saw the adoption of a number of moral causes, such as the abolition of slavery and prohibition. However, some scholars, such as Kenneth Scott Latourette, dispute the thesis that the United States ever had a Third Great Awakening.[4]

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The Fourth Great Awakening was a Christian awakening that some scholars — most notably economic historian Robert Fogel — say took place in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s, while others look at the era following World War II. The terminology is controversial, with many historians believing the religious changes that took place in the US during these years were not equivalent to those of the first three great awakenings. Thus, the idea of a Fourth Great Awakening itself has not been generally accepted.[1]

Whether or not they constitute an awakening, many changes did take place. The “mainline” Protestant churches weakened sharply in both membership and influence while the most conservative religious denominations (such as the Southern Baptists and Missouri Synod Lutherans) grew rapidly in numbers, spread across the United States, had grave internal theological battles and schisms, and became politicallypowerful. Other evangelical and fundamentalist denominations also expanded rapidly. At the same time, secularism grew dramatically, and the more conservative churches saw themselves battling secularism in terms of issues such as gay rightsabortion, and creationism.[2][3]

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Azusa Street Revival (1906)

Interview of witnesses of the Azusa Street revival

Edward1975
Another revival similar to this one and the book of Acts is about to explode again here in America and around the whole World very soon!  All praises due to King Jesus the Christ!

Another Direction

Another Direction

I served the doctor at the reception
Who said I was a victim of deception
With his words he altered my perception
Saying, “Life starts at the moment of conception.”

So I went in another direction
And served the cake and the confections
And with my charm and my affection
I made the necessary connections

So when I saw the doctor at the election
I told him they took up a collection
To pay the bill for my C-section
And my baby girl is absolute perfection

~Day Williams

70% of Millennials & GenZ support significant restrictions on abortion

  1. Lila Rose‏Verified account @LilaGraceRose 1h1 hour ago
  2. 70% of Millennials & GenZ support significant restrictions on abortion 28% – Rape, incest, life of the mother 24% – Banned after 1st trimester 11% – Illegal in all cases 7% – Life of mother only.
  3. Millions of us recognize we must protect the human rights of humans in the womb.
  4. Lila Rose‏Verified account @LilaGraceRose 1h1 hour ago
  5. From a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll, June 4th, 2019