Call for Papers: Joss Whedon and Theology

I’ve been meaning to post this CFP for a while, which appeared on TheoFantastique recently: CALL FOR PAPERS Joss Whedon and Theology The works of Joss Whedon — from his hit television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, to his popular comic book writing on Fray and X-Men, to his upcoming and highly [Read More…]

Prof. Matthew Morgenstern on the History of Jewish Aramaic

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Pagan Prayer in Schools (and Various Pagan Humor)

I saw this cartoon on the blog Pantheon and thought I should share it: The post in which it appeared is a collection of pagan humor. You absolutely must click through and read the pagan version of the poem “Footprints.” Then come back here and let me know if you think that it is better than [Read More…]

Santa at the Intersection of God, Spidey and Spanish Inquisition

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Doctor Who: Mission to the Unknown

The Doctor Who episode “Mission to the Unknown” (sometimes also referred to as “Dalek Cutaway”) was the first episode to air that featured none of the regular characters, including the Doctor. It is a single episode with a single part, serving as a prelude to the twelve-part story “The Daleks’ Master Plan.” In the episode, [Read More…]

The Greatest Action Story Ever Told

The Christmas season is a time for telling the old, old stories again. And this is an oldie but a goodie. Thanks to Ben Blackwell for the reminder. [Read more…]

Sci-Fi Holiday Cards

I previously mentioned the Doctor Who Christmas cards available on the BBC Doctor Who web page. Now IO9 has a gallery of geeky sci-fi cards, including the gems below: I am grateful to Jeff Carter for pointing out the existence of Star Wars snowflake patterns. And the official Star Wars blog has things like a [Read More…]

Keep Thor in Thursday

Another enjoyable piece of art combining religion and comic books by Jeff Carter. [Read more…]

The Wrong Kind of Christian? President Obama and Evangelical Voters

I found the article in today’s New York Times about Evangelical voters striking. The attitude of those mentioned in or interviewed for the article seems to be “anyone but Obama.” They would prefer a “big government Republican” to a “big government Democrat.” They would prefer a Mormon and a person with a history of infidelity [Read More…]

The First Question is Doctor Who? What Do You Think The Answer Might Be?

As Doctor Who fans wait for the return of Doctor Who, perhaps now is a good time to revisit the ending of the finale from last season. They kept us wondering what the “first question” might be for long enough. Now that we know that the question is “Doctor Who?” what do you think the [Read More…]


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