The Plot of Star Wars Episode VII is Now Known

It is now known that Star Wars Episode VII, the first Star Wars film to be made since Disney purchased the rights to Star Wars from George Lucas, will involve time travel and an attempt to rewrite the earlier history depicted in the prequels. How do I know this? Because J. J. Abrams is going [Read More...]

God is my Incompetent Co-Pilot?

Not theologically sound. Not a good advertisement for your faith. Not an excuse for inattentive driving. FAIL on multiple counts. HT Anton Toth on Facebook   [Read more...]

Can a Church Be Too Inviting?

My church, Crooked Creek Baptist Church, is a friendly and welcoming one. We would, however, prefer that visitors park their cars in the parking lot and enter on foot… These are photos another church member took on Sunday morning. I'm guessing they are self-explanatory…   [Read more...]

Take These Two Tablets

It looks like someone has reworked the old joke about God giving Moses a “prescription” for the Israelites' problems, saying (as a doctor might), “Take these two tablets and call me in the morning.” [Read more...]

Countdown to Carnival

Jim West has posted a reminder that there is just a little over a week left to get submissions in to the next Biblical Studies Carnival. [Read more...]

Religious Studies and Christian Agendas

In a blog post on the Religious Studies Project website, Raphael Lataster, a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney, has suggested that there is a Christian agenda behind even the supposedly secular study of religion. And he makes that claim because of his own experience of wanting to research mythicism at university. From what [Read More...]

Torchwood: Something Borrowed

The Torchwood episode “Something Borrowed” connects with religion in two very direct ways, both related to conception. The story focuses on Gwen getting bitten by an alien not long before the day of her wedding. Unfortunately, the alien is one that inseminates the one bitten with its offspring through its bite, and as a result, [Read More...]

Good News: Doctor Who Will Rise Again; Bad News: In More than Three Days

The BBC has confirmed that Doctor Who will return to screens Easter weekend, Saturday March 30th. Cartoon from The Daily Dalek [Read more...]

When Hell Freezes Over

If the saying is referring to Hell, Michigan, then it has already happened. In fact, the photo is from 2008, but it is not surprising that it has begun to circulate again, since I am fairly sure that Hell has frozen over this year, too…   [Read more...]

You Can Believe and Still be a Jerk

Having shared a humorous reference to Marcus Borg recently, I thought I ought to share something more serious that he actually wrote. In the image and in the text below, is an insightful statement from Borg about the problems which arise when one defines Christianity in terms of believing certain things to be true, rather [Read More...]

The Shrine of the Sacred Astromech Droid

Via George Takei on Facebook [Read more...]


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