You Know What I Did Last Summer

Summers are special times for professors. At the start of them, we make implausibly grandiose plans about what we are going to accomplish during them. At the end of them, we wonder where the time has gone. Here are some of the things I did this summer: Took students to Israel. Finished work on translating [Read More...]

New Holiday: Apologize for Calling the President the Antichrist Day

The viewpoint of most of those who take a futurist approach to Revelation is that the antichrist will be in power for 42 months or 1,260 days. This is based on the reference to “times, time, and a half a time” which is taken to refer to a period of three and a half years. [Read More...]

Happy Fathers’ Day!

HT Joel Watts and also Lori Baron in Facebook For another humorous Star Wars take on Father’s Day, click here!   [Read more...]

Martin Luther King and the Quest for a Just Society

This semester, my freshman seminar course “Faith, Doubt and Reason” focuses on utopias, dystopias, and the quest for community and a just society. Since we start tomorrow, the day after Martin Luther King Day, I moved the readings – in fact, viewings – up to the very first day of class. Most people are familiar [Read More...]

Capt. Picard Wishes You a White Christmas

And if that doesn’t take care of it, then Google “let it snow”! [Read more...]

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it! [Read more...]

Sci-Fi Holiday Cards

I previously mentioned the Doctor Who Christmas cards available on the BBC Doctor Who web page. Now IO9 has a gallery of geeky sci-fi cards, including the gems below: I am grateful to Jeff Carter for pointing out the existence of Star Wars snowflake patterns. And the official Star Wars blog has things like a [Read More...]

Chiron Beta Prime (A Sci-Fi Christmas Song)

HT Old Testament Space Opera   [Read more...]

The Sith Who Stole Christmas

HT Marc Cortez [Read more...]

The First Black Friday

I made this cartoon myself (as if it didn’t show). I had the idea for it and thought I’d try my hand at making the cartoon if I could. If the realization is a bit rough (I used the cutting edge in artistic software: Microsoft Paint), hopefully you’ll still get a chuckle from the concept! [Read more...]


Have you heard about the conservative Christians who are encouraging Christians to celebrate “JesusWeen” instead of Halloween? It may sound like it is a parody, but it isn’t. What one has to understand in order to begin to make sense of this is that there are Christians who view negatively any event or holiday that [Read More...]