In England, More Jedi Knights than Atheists and Pagans Combined

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Just-released Census figures reveal that 176,632 people English and Welsh self-identify as “Jedi Knights,” practitioners of the mystical pseudo-scientific pseudo-religion of the Star Wars franchise.  For what it’s worth, that’s three times more than the number of self-identified Pagans, and roughly six times more than the number of self-identified atheists in those countries. Have you asked [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/12/12 – Angelic Company; Seasons of the Soul; Hacking the Human Brain

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/12/12: Joel J. Miller, Patheos/Joel J. Miller: “Scripture treats angelic companionship as a standard part of our relationship with God. “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them,” says Psalm 34.7.” Ron Quinlan, ChristianPost: One Last Christmas Paul Louis Metzger, Patheos/Uncommon God, Common Good: “So often [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/07/12 – One-Hit Wonders; Secrets Pastors Have; Guns, Football and Fornication

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/07/12: Karen Spears Zacharias, Patheos/Karen Spears Zacharias: “Friendships have fallen by the wayside after I failed to live up to someone’s expectation.  It happens to God a lot, too.” Phil Cook, HuffPost: How Christianity Lost It’s Voice Thom Rainer, Thom S. Rainer: Five Secrets Your Pastor Won’t Tell You John Turner, Patheos/The Anxious [Read More...]

The American Bible Challenge is Triumphant

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Jonathan Bock, founder and head of Grace Hill Media, created As1, which seeks to coordinate the power of the Christian audience in order to reward and encourage more entertainment — films and television shows especially — that reflects the things Christians care about.  I’m posted before about why I like As1, and why I appreciate [Read More...]

Glee, West Wing, and Jesus: A Conversation with Stephen Prothero

I recently wrote a piece — in response to Stephen Prothero, writing at the CNN Belief Blog — explaining that I would celebrate the “coming out” of conservative Christians on television when they were not merely present and foils for arguments against their viewpoints, but were actually capable of explaining and defending their viewpoints coherently. [Read More...]


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