Bethlehemian Rhapsody

Another modern classic in the making.   [Read more…]

Worst Nativity – Great for Advent

Via a Facebook friend, I learned of a collection of the 42 worst nativity sets (although the last one I actually kind of like). But this kitchen time Nativity is full of Advent symbolism, since you can use it to count down. And since Advent starts tomorrow, I thought I’d share it: [Read more…]

The Jordan Codices Exposed

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More Likely a Conservative Scholar’s Kid?

Via Stephen Carlson on Facebook   [Read more…]

Keep (Only) Christ in Christmas

A letter to yesterday's Indianapolis Star had an interesting response to the annual “keep Christ in Christmas” hubbub. What if Christians kept just Christ in Christmas, and let go of all the stuff that is not specifically Christian? What if they let go of the trees, and the gifts, and Santa, and secular Christmas music, [Read More…]

Domnuleţ şi Domn din cer

It’s time to start sharing Romanian Christmas music again. This is a favorite of mine, performed by the Bucharest Madrigal Choir. [Read more…]

Dalek Christmas Tree

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#1 Biblioblog!

I had been ignoring the Biblioblog Top 50 these past months, since the scripts that allow blogs like mine at Patheos had not been updated since our addresses changed. But Steve Caruso finally found the time to update the script this past month, and now that Exploring Our Matrix is back in the running, I’m [Read More…]

Exterminate Baby Jesus! Exterminate!

A friend made this image his Facebook cover photo, and I quickly made it mine too: Presumably the image makes more sense if we add narration: “When Dalek Herod realized that the Doctor and the Magi had tricked him, he sent Daleks to Bethlehem, saying, “Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!” [Read more…]

Sci-Fi and Fantasy in the Religion Aisle

The above photo came to me via Craig Hurle on Facebook. I am pretty sure that it is probably just a matter of religion books being in the next aisle over. But given my overlapping and intersecting interests, the photo still seemed worth sharing. And perhaps it is worth discussion in a more serious way [Read More…]