Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 8: Christianity and “Whomanism”

Before the 50-year anniversary of “Doctor Who” on Nov. 23, Christ and Pop Culture is exploring the sci-fi series in Doctor Who’s Doctrine. Part 1: Mad Man with a Box Part 2: Genre Roots Part 3: Exterminating Evil Part 4: The Trip of a Lifetime Part 5: Music for a Mad Man Part 6: Those Complicated Companions Part 7: The Episode I Never Want to See Again Could the Doctor be an intergalactic Jesus? Consider the following: 1. He is a timeless being; 2. He is known across the univers … [Read more...]

Here Is Some Dating Advice You Should Follow from New Girl

Single people are probably tired of getting dating advice from married people like me, because, well, we’re married, and what do married people know about dating in 2013? Unless we count “dating your wife,” a phrase that not only makes you sound like a pastor with hipster glasses and perfect stubble, but also feels a little bit like cheating. The good kind, though.And admittedly, I’m not the best person to dish out dating advice. I can literally count the amount of dates I went on in high sch … [Read more...]

Bunheads: Why the Ballerinas Deserve a Call-Back

Last week I watched what may have been my last episode of “Bunheads” ever.  And I’m willing to admit - unabashedly - that the possibility of a future bereft of “Bunheads” is more than a little sad.The hour-long ABC Family dramedy created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (of “Gilmore Girls” fame) aired its winter finale Monday, with no word from the network regarding the possibility of a second season. Though the show has only garnered a mediocre viewership compared to the network’s biggest hits, it’s … [Read more...]

The Televangelist: Community's Advanced Observation and Introduction to Participation

Each Friday in The Televangelists, one of our writers examines the met and missed potential of television.The outlook for Community is not good (one news outlet helpfully called it, “the darkest of all possible timelines”). Despite 13 more episodes, its poor ratings virtually ensure cancellation. Further, creater and executive producer Dan Harmon has been shown the door, and the executives at NBC don’t want to talk about it . . . but they are looking forward to next season.There are three pla … [Read more...]