Exercising Demons

My pastor made a pun about “exorcising” as opposed to “exercising” demons on Sunday. Apparently there are a lot of people who have made images to illustrate the potential confusion between the two words (many of them for t-shirts). Here are some that I found: Don’t miss as well my older post about whether Jesus [Read More...]

The Lego-Scene Demoniac

At the recent “Kingdom Builders” retreat that my church (Crooked Creek Baptist Church) held, it had a LEGO theme. They recreated stories from the Bible with LEGOs, and videoed them. Here is the first one, depicting the story of the Gerasene demoniac: I agree with my pastor, Tom Bartley, that they deserve special praise for [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Battlefield

The first episode from the last season of Sylvester McCoy’s time as the Doctor is “Battlefield” and it is ripe to be revisited in the era of Matt Smith. Spoilers follow. In this episode, the Doctor comes to Earth at a time when former Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stuart has retired and is married (although he [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Web of Fear

The Doctor Who episode “The Web of Fear” marked the return of the Yeti and the Great Intelligence, and the introduction of a character who would become a regular feature of the show in years to come: then Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart. The episode, in fact, has been considered the prototype for the main type of episode [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones

The Doctor Who episode “The Faceless Ones” from the Patrick Troughton era is a gripping mystery set largely in Gatwick Airport, where aliens have infiltrated and are working to abduct human young people. Most of the action revolves around the Doctor’s attempt to determine what exactly is going on, who is responsible, and why they [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Daemons (Conflicting Signals about Science and the Supernatural)

The session on religion and science fiction at AAR went well, and I will blog about that separately. But let me write my post now on one of the episodes I focused particular attention on in my own presentation on religion in Doctor Who: “The Daemons” from the Jon Pertwee era. Two bits of dialogue [Read More...]

Review of Earl Doherty’s Jesus: Neither God Nor Man chapter 10 part one

It has been almost a month since the last installment of my review of Earl Doherty’s book, Jesus: Neither God Nor Man, although I have blogged about mythicism and even interacted with Doherty himself in the intervening period. Chapter 10 begins part four of the book, “A World of Myths and Savior Gods,” and the [Read More...]


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