Mos Eisley #SBLAAR 2012 Annual Meeting

An article in the New York Times today compared the recent joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature to the Mos Eisley Cantina. And that is a moment at the intersection of religion and science fiction that I couldn’t allow to pass unmentioned! Brian Le Port offered [Read More…]

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St. Yoda

I've shared Star Wars and other science fictional religious iconography before, but I think this is the first actual stained-glass window I've seen that depicts Yoda. For the best of the Disney-Star Wars mash-ups, check out IO9's collection, and also a completely different but equally impressive set from Good Comics.   [Read more…]

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It’s a Small Galaxy After All

Some of the Star Wars-Disney mash-up images that have appeared since the new broke about Disney acquiring LucasFilm have been quite entertaining. Here are some of my favorites. If there is one that you really like but which isn't included below, please share it!   [Read more…]

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Breaking News: Disney Acquires LucasFilm, Star Wars Episode VII scheduled for 2015!

I thought it might be a hoax, but the Walt Disney company web site confirms that it is acquiring LucasFilm and will be making new Star Wars movies, with George Lucas as creative consultant! The official Star Wars blog has more information about this, and its implications, as well as the long and winding history [Read More…]

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Cantina Band Theme for Violin

The above is one of several videos I took at this year’s Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Play-a-Thon, held at the Broad Ripple McDonalds in Indianapolis. [Read more…]

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Star Wars Flash Mob

Featuring members of the WDR Radio Orchestra. HT Nancy French [Read more…]

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Jabba’s Binders Full of Women

A meme centered on Mitt Romney’s use of the phrase “binders full of women” has gone viral. I found myself feeling that it needs more sci-fi takes, and so here’s my Star Wars contribution featuring Jabba the Hutt with his binders (in a different sense) full of women. I am sure you can do better [Read More…]

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Sts. Leia and Luke, Shmi and Anakin

IO9 has another set of Star Wars religious iconography, of which the above is but one example. Click through to see more. And despite what you’ll read there, Jar Jar Binks is not included in the ranks of sainthood – no halo! Here, see for yourself: [Read more…]

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Jesus is (Sith) Lord? Science Fiction and Theology around the Blogosphere

Over the past day or so, several bloggers have responded to, mentioned, or built upon things I've written here or said elsewhere on the topic of religion and science fiction. At Political Jesus, Rod the Rogue Demon-Hunter shared several tongue-in-cheek explorations of the idea of Jesus as Sith Lord. Below is one of the images [Read More…]

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Jedi Jesus and Jedi for Jesus

I recently shared a photo of a display outside a church, as an example of how not to evangelize Jedi. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways for Christians to connect to Jedi and the wider Star Wars crowd. Around the web, I discovered today, there are a surprisingly large of depictions of “Jedi Jesus” [Read More…]

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How Not To Evangelize Jedi

Matthew Paul Turner shared this photo of a church’s Halloween decorations:   [Read more…]

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