Happy Hanukkah!

To all readers who celebrate (or, in view of this cartoon, maybe I should write cellebrate?) Hanukkah, I wish you a happy one! (The cartoon was originally shared here, but I removed it at the cartoonist's request. Click through to see it!)   [Read more…]

Is Your Jesus a Spoiled Brat?

David Hayward is on a roll this week. Here’s his latest cartoon: David adds the comment: You’d think he would have outgrown this narcissistic attitude by the time he became an adult. But… according to many… apparently not. This is really insightful. The God and the Jesus that many conservative Christians envisage is one who [Read More…]

Season’s Greetings from the Vaders

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Star Trek Into Darkness Where No Man Has Gone Before

Fans of Star Trek have been analyzing and speculating about the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness very closely (IO9 has a detailed breakdown, for instance), trying to figure out, among other things, what the movie is going to be about. The villain, we’ve been told, is going to be familiar to fans. Here’s the [Read More…]

So Inoffensive It’s Offensive?

Hemant Mehta shared the image above of a satirically minimalist and generic holiday display, found (perhaps ironically) on a shoe store which traces its origins to the Book of Genesis. The window display’s attempt to be as generic for the “holidays” as possible reminded me of this cartoon: (subtext) [Read more…]

Dalek Nativity

“For Unto Us a Kaled is Born…“ HT Jeff Carter on Facebook. I am pretty sure that is is the first time I have seen a Dalek kneel…   [Read more…]

God’s Relationship to Theology

Another provocative cartoon by David Hayward. What do you think it means? I take it to mean that the depiction of God in theology is no more accurate than Fox News' depictions of Obama. Could it be understood in a different way – as though theology itself is more frequently attacking God than portraying him [Read More…]

Santa Parkour

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Theologian Trading Cards

I applaud Norman Jeune’s idea to create Theologian Trading Cards, and am grateful to Zondervan both for running with the idea and turning them into a real product, and for sending me a set to review. Other than among people who play Pokemon or CCGs, I am not sure how popular the collection of cards [Read More…]

Nativity Myths

Frank Viola posted about “Nativity Myths” and “Separating Fact From Fiction in the Nativity Story.” With such promising headings, I clicked through to read the post hopefully, and was disappointed. Although he does a good job of distinguishing between some things that are explicit in the New Testament and others which are later tradition, there [Read More…]