Pepper Spray and Star Wars (May the Excessive Force NOT be with You!)

I only caught a glimpse of the news about the use of pepper spray on Occupy protesters at UC Davis while I was away at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting. I learned more about it on the plane back, and already began reflecting at that time on how the incident relates to Star Wars. I have [Read More...]

On Installing a New University President

Yesterday, after the subject had come up of Butler University having recently installed its new president, someone asked me why it is that universities have this custom of hiring a new president and then, some months later, having an “installation.” I thought for a second and then replied, “It is a technological metaphor. For the [Read More...]

New Doctor Who Videos

Here’s the new Doctor Who Children In Need video: And here’s the trailer for the Christmas special: [Read more...]

Daleks Still Seek Him

The latest in Jeff Carter’s artistic sci-fi and religion series. [Read more...]

In Case of Fire

A warning sign for an age of technologically-enhanced instantaneity… [Read more...]

Expressions of Vader

A colleague has this shirt, and I liked it so much I had to share the image from it. If you’re looking for his expression when romantically dejected, then click here… [Read more...]

Amen and Make It So

Jeff Carter has posted another installment in his series of images exploring the intersection of religion and sci-fi/superheroes: [Read more...]

The Bible vs. Men in Black

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One God, One Cross Each

In Biblical studies news in the blogosphere: David Burnett shared the latest in his series of monotheism interviews, this one with Michael Heiser. Rogue Classicism shared a link to an article on the bioarchaeology of crucifixion. If you were hoping for something more humorous, then there are some spoof religious video games at Something Awful [Read More...]

There’s Still Good in Him – I Can Feel It!

Jeff Carter made this picture, which he called “The Sacred Heart of Vader.” It definitely represents an intersection of religion and science fiction. Apart from that, I’ll just ask what you make of it (and/or what the Jedi Street Preachers would make of it), how you would caption it, and how it compares to other [Read More...]

Jedi Church

Via Rod of Alexandria. For more Star Wars humor, see the commercial series from the UK that was shared recently at IO9. Also of interest, see John Morehead’s contribution to a Patheos book club conversation that I also will be joining in.   [Read more...]


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