Doctor Who: Flatline

The title of this episode may remind one of “flatland,” that famous illustration of dimensions, and so it should. In “Flatline,” the Doctor and Clara encounter beings from a universe of two dimensions, who have been causing the disappearance of people on a particular housing estate in Bristol. The lack of police interest is highlighted, [Read More...]

YEC: First Step Towards Atheism

It is entirely possible that Ken Ham genuinely believes that his life’s work is filling holes in the cracks in the dam that he thinks keeps the flood of atheism from sweeping over weak Christians. But as I’ve pointed out here before, the truth is quite different. The flood he fears actually includes much that [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Confidence Man

I have loved this episode since the first time I saw it. It takes a character like Sawyer who has been trying hard to be unlikable, and digs into his background. When Sawyer sees the kid who reminds him of himself, he walks away from a deal. The letter is a wonderful touch, as it [Read More...]

Modern Parable of the Kingdom

Via Episcopal Church Memes on Facebook. [Read more...]

Secrets of Early Christian Galilee

My friend Eldad Keynan shared the above video on YouTube. Eldad is fascinated with a subject that isĀ far too neglected, namely the evidence of Christianity in ancient Galilee. We know from both Jewish and Christian texts that Jewish Christianity had a significant presence in the region in the first few centuries after the time of [Read More...]

Just Kidding

Saw this in a collection of funny church signs. It comes from a congregation in New Hampshire. [Read more...]

LOST Rewatch: The Moth

Religion features prominently from early on in this episode. It is implicit when Jack and Kate talk about the possibility of rescue, Jack saying he wishes he shared Kate’s faith. But it is explicit as Charlie goes to confession, indicating that he had yielded to sexual temptation, and deciding that he needs to quit the [Read More...]

Data

from XKCD. See also the more recent cartoon on where birds go when it rains.   [Read more...]

Always the Wrong Answer

Fred Clark has a post that explores stories aboutĀ Jesus and then his followers learning to welcome those they previously sought to exclude. The quote comes from that post. Click through to read it. [Read more...]

Scripture Can Be Broken

Paul Wallace posted about how his view of same-sex relationships began to change when someone he viewed as a mentor responded to his use of proof-texts on the subject by insisting that he was starting in the wrong place. “You must start with the person.” To illustrate that this approach is in fact reflected in [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: House of the Rising Sun

This episode starts with an eye – Sun’s. We begin to learn about the backstory of Sun and Jin. And we have the revelation that Sun learned English and almost left Jin right before their flight. We also have the first mention of Jack’s tattoos. This is the episode in which they find the two [Read More...]


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