The Doctor at the Original Christmas and Easter

This video brings together two clips from the Doctor Who episodes “Voyage of the Damned” and “Planet of the Dead,” in which the Doctor refers to having been present for the original Christmas and Easter. At the original Christmas, he says he “got the last room,” while he starts to say about the original Easter [Read More...]

Keep Christ in Christianity

The latest cartoon from David Hayward is interesting to think about in connection with the sorts of rhetorical claims one sometimes encounters from conservative Christians regarding American society. “Keep Christ in Christmas” they may say, or “Put prayer back in public schools.” What they often fail to notice is that they have only allowed selective [Read More...]

Whovians Already Know What They’re Getting for Christmas

Via Doctor Who and the T.A.R.D.I.S. on Facebook.   [Read more...]

I’m Dreaming of a White Easter

Today in my class on the Bible, we talked about the crucifixion. In my class on the Gospel of John, we are entering the passion narrative. And this is what the Butler University campus looks like today: It certainly creates a holiday mood…but not for the holiday I was expecting people to have their minds [Read More...]

A Song for a Snowy Palm Sunday

You can sing this to the tune of “I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake (there are also versions by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer and also by U2 that you may be familiar with):   I Believe in Snow at Easter   They said there’ll be snow at Easter And snow on Palm Sunday [Read More...]

The Fringe Finale (and the LOST Finale)

The finale of Fringe was different than what Abrams and company did with the finale of LOST. Whether it was better or worse is debatable, but it was different in just about every way that it could have been different. And that makes it interesting. There are spoilers ahead, so if you have not seen [Read More...]

The Meaning of Christmas

For a great many conservative Christians and their atheist counterparts, Christmas is about believing that angels really told shepherds about the birth of a baby, and that a star did the same for Persian astrologers – and the annual seasonal activity of fighting over the literal truthfulness or falsehood of those stories. For some, Christmas [Read More...]

‘Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil’ (That night in Bethlehem)

“Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil” (That night in Bethlehem) performed by Altan. HT Richard Hall.   [Read more...]

Time Lord vs. Stormtroopers at Christmas

It doesn't look like Demons Run…although that can have some nice Christmas symbolism anyway, if you think about it! [Read more...]

While Waiting for the Shepherds to Arrive…

I went back and forth between several possible titles for this post. What title would you have given it?   [Read more...]

La Betleem Colo-n Jos

Another hauntingly beautiful Romanian Christmas carol, performed by the Bucharest Madrigal Choir. [Read more...]


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