Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Trailer

There has been a homemade unofficial trailer circulating for a while, but this is the official one, and while it gives few clues as to the story, it is just enough of a teaser to get/keep fans excited. [Read more...]

Darth Vader Quotes the Bible

Via BoingBoing. Be warned that there is foul language at one point. I often tell students that there are audiobooks they may be interested in – Charlton Heston reading the Bible, which is the closest that they can get to hearing Moses read it, and James Earl Jones reading the Bible, which is the closest that [Read More...]

Star Wars Yin Yang

I’ve often observed that Star Wars’ symbolism seems more in line with Taoism’s ideas about balance between opposing forces, rather than depicting a Manichaean or Zoroastrian dualism of good vs. evil. And so I was pleased to find that the Taoist Yin Yang symbol had been given a Star Wars twist to it, as illustrated [Read More...]

What Star Wars Means

George Lucas talks briefly about what Star Wars means - its roots in mythology, religion, psychology, compassion, and human storytelling. HT IO9. [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...]

Star Wars Meets The Princess Bride

Via Pinterest. And as a bonus, from the same source and on the same theme: [Read more...]

Gets the Last Word, the Dark Side Does Not

Via Episcopal Church Memes on Facebook.   [Read more...]

#StarWars #IceBucketChallenge

This phenomenon has reached a galaxy far, far away. [Read more...]

#GenCon is Over

I went back to GenCon for family fun day today with family and friends. Not only is GenCon now over, but so is the war between major science fiction and comic book franchises. Here is photographic evidence to prove it: There was also a close encounter between this Starfleet officer and a Dalek: And here’s one [Read More...]

Robe Risk

One thing that unites many churches, the Imperial elite in Star Wars, and those who attend renaissance fairs, is the wearing of robes. I wonder how many different kinds of robes I'll see at GenCon this weekend (my Baptist church isn't a robe-wearing sort of place). Have you ever had a robe or other costume-related [Read More...]

Jesus Choking Hazard

Fred Clark shared a link to a post about a Jesus action figure, which I blogged about before, and which poses a choking hazard. Reading that reminded me that I had not yet shared this image I came across, in which Jesus seems to be reenacting a famous scene from Star Wars: A New Hope. [Read More...]


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