The Church of the Latter-Day Geeks

One of the disadvantages of not living in Australia is not being able to go to Rev. Avril Hannah-Jones’ church for their annual sci-fi and fantasy service. For a sense of the church’s outlook apart from their love of science fiction, take a look at this recent post from Avril’s blog.   [Read more...]

Taste and See that Thorin is Good

Rev. Dale Bronner posted the above picture on Facebook with the following comment: Train yourself to see Jesus in the ordinary things of life! He is there even when you cannot see, hear or feel Him! Oh taste and see that the Lord is good…! The internet quickly clued him in… First Obi-Wan Kenobi, now [Read More...]

The Bible as Fantasy

I shared some science fictional explorations of Biblical texts by Ben Riddlebarger previously. He has been hard at work since then, and has offered more, including Gandalf as Moses, Shrek riding Donkey into Jerusalem, Peter being asked to perform a waterbender’s feat, and David vs. Godzilla. I appreciate these because they raise questions about how and [Read More...]

Wrong Book Again

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All Are Welcome Here

A friend shared these photos of the sign outside his church on Facebook. He was inspired by a sign I shared on this blog!   [Read more...]

The Meaning of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Laura Brekke blogged about Doctor Who as a “third space” for interreligious dialogue. Here is a sample: I am a Doctor Who advocate. This is my bias. I have found many wonderfully rich conversations about meaning-making, ethics in practice, and theological conundrums elegantly drawn from the last seven seasons (not to mention the Classic series [Read More...]

Christian Fundamentalism vs. D&D

A commenter on a recent post at IO9 about fundamentalist Christian attacks on Dungeons and Dragons came up with this wonderful quip: It was never a fair fight between fundamentalist Christianity and D&D. One was a dangerous system full of dark mysticism and threats to warp a young mind beyond repair, and the other was [Read More...]

You Are Welcome Here

Via Claudia Christian on Facebook.   [Read more...]

Sauron is Going After Christians on

I suppose one could call it the lord’s prayer…but the “lord” in “Lord of the Rings” is usually considered to be a different “lord” than the one in “Lord’s Prayer.” [Read more...]

Unicorn Museum

There is a parody site for a “Unicorn Museum” which includes images such as those above and below. One thing that makes this parody particularly useful is that it is liable to be met with objections that it is unfair ridicule. But why is taking fire breathing dragons or the ark as museum-worthy less ridiculous [Read More...]

Harry Plato

Tom Bolin shared a link on Facebook to a Tumblr page with this observation: DISCOVERY: that the addition of “Harry” to almost any Plato quote makes it seem legitimately like a nugget of wisdom out of the mouth of Albus Dumbledore. “Death is not the worst that can happen to men, Harry.” “Harry, good actions [Read More...]