Harmonizing Judas With Doctor Who

This post isn’t about singing harmony on a Lady Gaga song, but about turning a favorite conservative Christian passtime into a fun blogging activity. The discrepancies between the accounts of Judas’ fate, what happened to the 30 pieces of silver, and how the “Field of Blood” got its name are well known. If you aren’t [Read More...]

Prove John Hobbins Wrong: Criticize Patheos!

I shared a link in my last post, but I think this deserves a post of its own. John Hobbins has shared why he can’t recommend Patheos. I can understand some of his points, while others I think are off target. But one in particular seems way off base, the idea that by joining Patheos, [Read More...]

A Sense of Wonder

I had the privilege of contributing the entry on “Religion and Science Fiction” to a brand new textbook on science fiction. The volume consists of a mix of classic and less well known sci-fi stories, interspersed with scholarly essays about the genre. The volume is edited by Leigh Grossman, and its title is A Sense [Read More...]

Continuity Errors in the Bible and Star Trek

An interesting post at the blog Undeception compares continuity errors in two canons – the Bible and Star Trek – and notes the similarity between the attempts at harmonization among die-hard fans of both. I can also share under the heading “religion and science fiction” a humorous video about Calvinism (HT Hacking Christianity), because at [Read More...]

The Eleventh Doctor Lives On

IO9 reported the news that bow ties will remain cool for another year. Matt Smith has confirmed that he is returning to play the Doctor on Doctor Who for another 14 episodes. [Read more...]

Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes To War

I suspect that many fans would say that this episode represents a moment when the series, rather than its main character, rose so high and fell so far. Loren Rosson and Gabriel McKee both have reviews (with spoilers) and there will be spoilers in what follows. And believe me, if you haven’t seen it yet [Read More...]

Doctor Pooh

I hope that someone who is likely to buy me a present in the near future reads this. I definitely would wear a T-shirt with this (although apparently they are a limited edition and already gone!) HT The Doctor Who News Page [Read more...]

Review of So Long Been Dreaming

My review of the book So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan, Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004) has been published in The Journal of Postcolonial Theory and Theology. It can be read online in pdf form. Since constraints of space necessitated that I not go into [Read More...]

Star Wars or Star Trek?

TheoFantastique linked to a piece by Janice Vega asking about this, and offered one opinion. What about you? Which do you prefer? [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Almost People

Loren Rosson has a spoiler-full review of the latest episode of Doctor Who. I have felt at a loss to know how to blog about it, but in what follows I’ll just post questions for those who have seen it. If that isn’t you, stop reading now, unless you don’t mind finding out things that [Read More...]

Happy Towel Day!

PZ Myers posted a reminder that today is Towel Day, in honor of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. [Read more...]


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