I Have Altered the Facebook

Lots of people have been posting about the fact that Facebook only shows a small fraction of people who “like” something on Facebook the updates on that particular page. And so it reminded me of this image, which was made in response to a previous time that Facebook changed things, but which seems just as [Read More...]

The Canon was Decided at the Council of Orlando

IO9 reported that Disney is apparently holding a meeting to determine what will be considered part of the Star Wars canon and what won’t. It is as though we have entered a parallel universe in which Dan Brown is right about the formation of the canon, only his timing is off and the canon is [Read More...]

Yoda Claus

These are just two commonly-themed Star Wars Christmas cards out of a collection of 23 shared on Buzzfeed recently. HT Lynne Kvapil on Facebook. [Read more...]

Star Wars Christmas Cards and Decorations

P. J. McQuade recently shared a number of new Star Wars Christmas cards. Click through to browse them. [Read more...]

Mandalorian Rhapsody

Enjoy this Star Wars version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Really pay attention to the lyrics and the video. Some of it is just hilarious, with some things that anyone will enjoy, but a whole lot that Star Wars fans alone will get – including some that require knowledge of Star Wars books and stories beyond the [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...]

Happy Hanukkah!

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The Force

Today we talked about Star Wars (among other things) in my religion and science fiction class. One student presenter raised the question of how often “The Force” is mentioned throughout the six movies. Here is the answer. Count carefully! Also relevant, in case you haven’t seen it before, is the action figure of The Force: [Read more...]

George Lucas’ Interview with Bill Moyers

This classic interview from more than a decade ago is still worth watching, as it explores George Lucas’ spiritual vision and the nature of mythology in extremely interesting ways. [Read more...]

Growth of the Jedi

Tomorrow in my class on religion and science fiction, we’ll be talking about non-theistic religion depicted in science fiction, in movies like Star Wars and Avatar. Today Religion Nerd brought two links to my attention. One is a Fox News interview about Jediism. The second is Benjamin Svetkey’s article “Church of the Jedi” about spending [Read More...]

Know What To Make of This Do I Not

I saw this on Facebook. It is right at the intersection of religion and science fiction. But I am not sure what to make of it. Also at the intersection of Star Wars and the Bible is this:     [Read more...]


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