The Fourth Cylon of the Apocalypse

This is the latest artistic depiction of religion and science fiction intersecting from Jeff Carter. [Read more…]

In Case of Fire

A warning sign for an age of technologically-enhanced instantaneity… [Read more…]

The Praying Jewbacca

Jeff Carter is continuing his depiction of sci-fi and comic book characters in poses and frameworks of religious iconography. Here’s his latest, which he calls “The Praying Jewbacca” since it is based on Marc Chagall’s painting “The Praying Jew.” It is good to see that he is expanding to include other religious traditions, since the images [Read More…]

Expressions of Vader

A colleague has this shirt, and I liked it so much I had to share the image from it. If you’re looking for his expression when romantically dejected, then click here… [Read more…]

Amen and Make It So

Jeff Carter has posted another installment in his series of images exploring the intersection of religion and sci-fi/superheroes: [Read more…]

The Bible vs. Men in Black

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Jedi Church

Via Rod of Alexandria. For more Star Wars humor, see the commercial series from the UK that was shared recently at IO9. Also of interest, see John Morehead’s contribution to a Patheos book club conversation that I also will be joining in.   [Read more…]

Doctor Who and Christmas

All Doctor Who fans are eagerly waiting for the Christmas special. And I’m eagerly looking forward to talking about Doctor Who and Christmas (among other things) at the American Academy of Religion conference in November.  But there is another possible connection between Doctor Who and Christmas: as an explanation for why some people already have [Read More…]

An Amusing Anthem for New Doctor Who

Via Maggie Dawn I learned of this hilarious reworking of a classic song, updated to tell the story of the revival of Doctor Who by Julie Gardner and Russell T. Davies, and performed by John Barrowman, Catherine Tate, and David Tennant (perhaps better known to some as Capt. Jack Harkness, Donna Noble and the Tenth Doctor). [Read More…]

God and Anthropomorphism

In discussing Hume’s Dialogue Concerning Natural Religion in my freshman seminar course, one of the major focal points was inevitably whether God can be thought of as in any way analogous to human beings (or in more technical terms anthropomorphically). We also connected this with Tillich’s treatment of myths as expressions of ultimate concern in [Read More…]


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