Admiring Darth Vader

There has been a lot of discussion and speculation about The Force Awakens related to Kylo Ren’s admiration for his grandfather, Darth Vader, and his fear that he will never be as strong as he was. I think that one thing that the prequels offer that the original trilogy didn’t is a chance to really flesh [Read More…]

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More #StuffJesusNeverSaid

This is an interesting one, because in John 6, the source of the quote which is the basis for this reworked version, the meaning is probably “no one can come to me unless they find their way to me through the Scriptures they already have.” The point is that the hearers of Jesus were grumbling in [Read More…]

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Father Forgive Our Musicians

I laughed out loud when I saw the picture above, to which someone on Facebook had added a comment that this church clearly doesn’t think very highly of its worship musicians! [Read more…]

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LOST Rewatch: The Brig

We learn that the Others have been eagerly awaiting Locke’s arrival among them. Ben tells Locke that Locke brought his father to the island. Ben tells Locke that he isn’t ready to join the Others, because he is still bound by the person he was before he came to the island. Everyone needs to make [Read More…]

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LOST Rewatch: Deus Ex Machina

The episode begins with John Locke working at a toy store, and introducing the game Mousetrap. A woman comes up and asks for help, who we later learn is John’s mother. She tells him that he is special, that he is part of a design, and that he has no father, but was immaculately conceived. [Read More…]

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LOST Rewatch: Whatever the Case May Be

This episode begins with Sawyer and Kate going for a swim, and finding two corpses still in their seats from the plane, at the bottom of a lake, and with a case (hence the title) under the seat that Kate says is hers, but then admits is not. In Kate’s flashbacks, we see her involvement [Read More…]

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Abba isn’t Daddy

Both Steve Caruso and I have made this point before. But Steve has reduced the point to a very simple infographic, and so I thought it was worth sharing.   [Read more…]

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Abba Again

It is now two weeks since we finally dived into the details of the Lord’s Prayer in my Sunday school class. Moving at our usual fast pace, we covered one word on that occasion: Father. I highlighted the evidence for Jesus have addressed God as abba in Aramaic, and the misconception that abba meant “daddy” [Read More…]

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The Gospel according to Luke (Skywalker)

Someone turned part of the post I quoted recently into an image: Is Star Wars about the emperor being given the shaft? No. It is about a young man with great potential wanting to do whatever it takes to hold on to someone he holds dear, and becomes a force so destructive that he hurts [Read More…]

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God the Father vs. The Godfather

The discussion of the way some envisage God as running a protection racket led commenter arcseconds to quip “Nice immortal soul you’ve got there. Pity if something were to happen to it.” I thought that deserved to be turned into a meme. Here are a few attempts. Feel free to do better, and if you [Read More…]

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Happy Vader’s Day

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