Isaac, I Am Your Father

The image is by Matt Page and has the title “The Faith of Anakin.” I was really struck when I came across this Star Wars akedah on Imgur. I’m not entirely sure what to make of it. But I suppose that one reflection that can be offered is that Anakin Skywalker does better than Abraham in [Read More...]

And Also With You

A few religious Star Wars memes for Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be With You! [Read more...]

Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th Be With You!

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Acts 8 (Enterprise Edition)

Unvirtuous Abbey shared this on Facebook. This isn’t what I have pictured when I have read Acts 8. But it may be what I end up picturing from now on. But I have thought often about the tendency of science fiction to depict miracles and gods as real, but the products of advanced technology or [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The End

Rewatching LOST from the beginning has been an interesting experience. We have to go back – to the island, to stories that we knew. They are never the same on a second experience. Reaching the end, part of me wants to find a way to watch the stories in chronological order – to start with [Read More...]

Star Wars and Religion

There have been a couple of interesting articles online lately about religion and Star Wars. First, the Washington Post explained how Star Wars answers our deepest religious questions. Then IO9 took it further, offering a response article about religion and morality in Star Wars. In the former, Joel Hodge views the story in what at times seems to me [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: What They Died For

This penultimate episode begins, as the first episode of the first season of LOST did, with Jack’s eye opening. This is in the afterlife, and Jack notices bleeding in his neck and seems puzzled by it, just as he did in the first episode of this season. He gets a call that Oceanic has found [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Across the Sea

This episode tells the backstory of Jacob and his brother as their pregnant mother is in a shipwreck and finds herself on the island. A woman finds her and they speak in Latin. The pregnant woman is named Claudia. The woman who found her says that she is alone, and that she got there the [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Candidate

The episode begins in the afterlife with Jack telling Locke he is a candidate for a procedure that might restore feeling to his legs. He refuses. Helen comes in and thanks him for saving him. Later, Jack goes to see Bernard. Jack is looking for medical information about Locke, but Bernard remembers that he too [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Last Recruit

This episode starts with the first meeting of Jack with the smoke monster in Locke’s form. Jack asks him who else he has looked like. He asks him if he was the one he saw when he saw his father on his third day on the island. Smokey says that he was looking out for [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Everybody Loves Hugo

The story of Hugo Reyes in the afterlife is the starting point of the episode. His incredible success and philanthropy. Dr. Chang describes his life at an event connected with the dedication of a paleontology wing which he paid for. The title contrasts with the earlier episode title, “Everybody Hates Hugo.” At a restaurant where [Read More...]


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