Religion and Science Fiction: The Last Day (for a Discount)

This is just a reminder that today is the last day in which you can use the coupon code RASF to get 40% off the price of the paperback edition of Religion and Science Fiction via the publisher’s web site. The Kindle edition is also available. If you missed them, I have been doing a [Read More...]

Call for Papers: Histories of the End

Via Deane Galbraithe: Call for papers: Histories of the End In 2012 Relegere will publish a special issue dedicated to reception histories of the end times, however they might be imagined, in religious contexts. We welcome reception histories not only of Christian imaginaries of the book of Revelation, but also of the end of days in [Read More...]

September 2011 Biblical Studies Carnival Episode III: Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

Episode III of the Biblical Studies Carnival is coming soon, and its theme will be…well, since almost no one expressed any interest in offering their opinion about what the theme should be, the theme will be a surprise, and thus inevitably something that I will like and no one else will. But I will ask [Read More...]

Who Said That? Captain America vs. 2 Corinthians

I just spotted a news article at IO9 about the fact that the majority of respondents to a survey attributed the following quote to Captain America: “We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up.” That’s 2 Corinthians 4:8 in the translation of the [Read More...]

“I Want You” by Daniel D

I heard this on the radio and thought I would share it. I hadn’t heard of Daniel Davis (aka “Daniel D“) prior to yesterday, but I am always delighted to hear the potential of the electric violin as a jazz instrument being explored. If you like this, you will probably also enjoy Jean-Luc Ponty,┬áRegina Carter [Read More...]

The Doctor’s Clothing: Doing Fun Things With Time Travel

Doctor Who has done (and most likely is continuing to do) something that LOST could have done had it had the foresight. On LOST, the only point at which time travel actually resulted in something we had already seen previously on the show was when Flocke took Richard to talk to Locke and deal with [Read More...]

Hitler Finds Out About “Let’s Kill Hitler”

(This is my first attempt at making a Hitler Downfall parody video. Let me know what you think of it.) [Read more...]

2001 Reasons to Buy Religion and Science Fiction: It Will Transform Your Species

I am not seriously suggesting that Religion and Science Fiction will set relatively primitive hominids on the fast track to becoming sentient, or that your encounter with it will turn you into the Starchild. But I do think that the book will make a useful contribution to academic discussion of the intersection of religion and [Read More...]

Redemption in Science Fiction: Saving Anakin Skywalker and Melody Pond

I have long been struck by the profundity of Star Wars’ vision of redemption. While many Christians treat it as a given that the casting of Satan, Hitler and perhaps the majority of human beings into a lake of fire for eternity is a satisfactory outcome, Star Wars offers – as do some Christians – [Read More...]

The Significance of 666 Revealed

For some people, it is not clear why the number 666 was chosen to represent a power hostile to Christianity. But the photo below (HT Hemant Mehta) explains it: [Read more...]

Hitler’s Opinion of “Let’s Kill Hitler”

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