Rogue One Trailer

As SF Signal and IO9 have pointed out, there is a trailer for the next Star Wars movie, which is not Episode VIII, but Rogue One, set in the rebellion era before Episode IV. It looks great. But let me point out, for the sake of a certain constituency, that this movie is thus a [Read More…]

Star Wars Bible (New Yoda Version)

DISNEY just issued a press release earlier today, to publicize a product that should appeal to both Star Wars fans and people of faith. The STAR WARS NEW TESTAMENT, which is subtitled the NEW YODA VERSION, will feature a creative adaptation of Jesus’ words, based on the New International Version. Sounds like fun! Here’s the [Read More…]

J J Abrams Working on Revised Editions of Star Wars Prequels!

Star Wars fans will probably already have heard the news that J. J. Abrams has been authorized by Disney to make revisions to the classic Star Wars films, beginning with the prequels, which have been a subject of controversy ever since their release. Among the changes that are planned, the most important is of course the replacement [Read More…]

Jedi Easter

Hemant Mehta pointed out the above Easter display, set up in the Wisconsin Capitol Building as a form of protest over the other religious displays. It is clearly based on the flyer that I shared here previously. The fact that it relates to religion and Star Wars would be enough justification for sharing it. But [Read More…]

The Theology and Ethics of Star Wars

The above discussion of theology and ethics in Star Wars at Conway Hall includes Biblical scholar Francesca Stavrakopoulou. It uses LEGO Star Wars images, discusses orientalism and radicalization in the films, and includes reading from the scripts (the stage directions in which are often significant for how we understand some key moments). It is definitely worth [Read More…]

Lack of Faith

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The Vatican, Star Wars, and Stephen Colbert

I assume that anyone who continues to read my blog regularly probably shares my enjoyment of and interest in science fiction, religion, and humor. And so if you haven’t seen it already, you will want to watch the clip above, which sees Stephen Colbert torn between his childhood faith and upbringing, and his church.   [Read more…]

Star Wars meets the Princess Bride

Via The Lighter Side of the Force. I am pretty sure I’ve seen another attempt at adding lightsabers to this famous fight scene from The Princess Bride, but this version is particularly well done. For some delightful images featuring Star Wars pictures mashed-up with quotes from The Princess Bride, go here. [Read more…]

Make the Galaxy Great Again

I Googled the phrase “Make the Galaxy Great Again” to see if there was anything creative that had been done since the Darth Trump video that made the rounds back in December. I expected to find more combinations of Donald Trump and Darth Vader. Instead I found the image above – and the bumper sticker [Read More…]

The Will of the Force

I found myself reflecting recently on the language used in Star Wars of the “will of the Force.” If the Force were anything like a theistic personal God, of the sort that it is natural to view as having a will, then the provision of power to the Sith over against the Jedi would seem [Read More…]


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