Doctor Who: The Daleks’ Master Plan (the first Doctor Who Christmas special)

It is appropriate that I have reached the episode “The Daleks’ Master Plan” from the William Hartnell era. In addition to being something of an epic – it had twelve parts! – it also can be said to be or at least contain the first “Doctor Who Christmas Special” – a tradition that continues to [Read More...]

The Articles of Christmas

This post provides official notification of my intention, on or immediately prior to the 25th of December 2011, to wish readers of my blog a Merry Christmas. If you are likely to find such expression of Christmas greetings/wishes offensive, you are hereby asked to refrain from reading any and all posts on this blog which [Read More...]

What the Shepherds Heard

Someone recently asked me what we are supposed to imagine that the singing angels in Luke’s Gospel sounded like. Presumably they sounded something like the little angel in this video. More or less. HT Mark Goodacre [Read more...]

Why Bill O’Reilly Hates Star Trek

People go into the transporter, people come out of the transporter. You can’t explain it. (If you don’t get what this is poking fun at, click here) [Read more...]

Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

Christopher Hitchens, sometimes referred to as one of the “four horsemen” of the “new atheist” movement, has passed away. He was 62. As a liberal Christian, I appreciate individuals such as Hitchens, since the same problems he highlighted with respect to the Bible and historic Christianity are the reasons I find conservative Christianity unpersuasive. The [Read More...]


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