Keep Calm, Obi-Wan Kenobi Loves You

This was drawn to my attention by a blog commenter, reaching them via another site which got it from Reddit. Star Wars and Christianity (and religion more generally) can intersect in all kinds of interesting ways. But I think this is the first time I have seen a photo of someone from Star Wars simply used [Read More...]

Isaac, I Am Your Father

The image is by Matt Page and has the title “The Faith of Anakin.” I was really struck when I came across this Star Wars akedah on Imgur. I’m not entirely sure what to make of it. But I suppose that one reflection that can be offered is that Anakin Skywalker does better than Abraham in [Read More...]

And Also With You

A few religious Star Wars memes for Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be With You! [Read more...]

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Martyrdom

I came across the cartoon above on Reddit. It depicts a satirical cartoonist uttering the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi in response to an armed terrorist. What do you think that might be learned from thinking about Obi-Wan Kenobi as a martyr in the Star Wars story? Or the comparison between Star Wars and recent events? [Read More...]

Yoda, Buddha, Obi-Wan, and Confucius

AntiquityNow has free materials -ranging from bookmarks to cookbooks to curricula – related to the ancient world. Some of it incorporates science fiction, such as the bookmark below or the curriculum on time travel. Of almost but not entirely unrelated interest, The Toast has a list of courses taken by Lara Croft when working on her Master of Library [Read More...]

The Jedi Jesus

IO9 featured some Star Wars fan theories from 1980. It is interesting to see the role that religion played in some of them. A popular theory was that Obi-Wan was a clone name – O.B.1. One person suggested that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a thousand years removed from “O.B.” who was “the Jesus” of the Jedi [Read More...]

How the Empire Stole Christmas

Now that it is December, we can start sharing Christmas memes, music, and other things, right? From The Leek [Read more...]

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...]

Obi-Wan’s Death

I had seen this before, filled in from the perspective that the man in the picture is Kenny Loggins. And there is a greater resemblance. But since this version is at the intersection of religion and science fiction, I thought I ought to share this one identifying him as Obi-Wan Kenobi.   [Read more...]

Worst Teacher Ever?

As we start a new semester, it is important to call to mind bad examples as well as good ones. Do you have a bad feeling about this semester? I'll be teaching my course on religion and science fiction, which made this Star Wars comic seem particularly relevant.   [Read more...]

This Is The Blog You Are Looking For

Just in case you didn't already know that. HT Approaching Justice   [Read more...]


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