Welcome to Advent!

This marks the start of the season when a small remnant of liturgically-minded Christians (including some of us American Baptists!) mark the countdown to Christmas – and a comparable number of Doctor Who fans count down the days to the Christmas special. Either way, the symbolism relates to the arrival of something or someone long awaited. And those who are interested in the intersection of religion and Doctor Who, recalling the jumbled history of Christmas vaguely understood and remembered by people aboard the space ship Titanic, will also ponder whether one day in the future this tradition of waiting in eager expectation might disappear, or find itself transformed into something which retains little of its original meaning.

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  • Just Sayin’

    I wouldn’t call Catholicism and Orthodoxy, never mind the Copts, etc., a small remnant.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Sorry, I sometimes forget that when blogging readers can’t see when my tongue is planted firmly in my cheek… :-)

  • Kevin Fusher

    I am anticipating how the doctor is going to deal with the time/space continuum paradox; regarding the death of his new companion, who, having been transformed into a Dalek is then atomised by the destruction of the psychiatric/prison planet she was held captive on. (during the last series). Having watched Dr who since childhood I wonder if they will one day break with Orthodoxy and have a women doctor, or, will they Copt out?