Thor: A World Where Magic and Science are the Same

I finally got around to watching the movie Thor last night and early this morning, and I’m glad I did. Thor has always been an interesting character in the realm of comic book superheroes. Others were godlike or messianic in character, and the lines between sci-fi and the supernatural, always blurry even at the best [Read More…]

Time, Religion, and Science Fiction

RJS at Jesus Creed posted on the different views of time and how they relate to theology. This is a topic I’ve been interested in for a very long time – I remember doing a major research essay on the topic as an undergraduate. And so RJS’s post has prompted me to share some of [Read More…]

Review Revisited: James Herrick’s Scientific Mythologies

A long time ago, in a parallel blogoverse, I reviewed James Herrick’s book Scientific Mythologies. Almost 2 1/2 years later, D. G. D. Davidson has posted a review on his blog, in which he disagrees with me about the extent of the book’s awfulness. In between the two, Gabriel McKee also reviewed the book. Since [Read More…]

Ouuuuuch

Another religion and sci-fi art mash-up gem from Jeff Carter. He added the following text at the bottom: And after eight days again his disciples were within, and E.T. was with them; then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said Peace be unto you. Then saith he to E.T., Reach hither [Read More…]

How To Get Me A Christmas Present That Costs You Nothing And That Others Can Enjoy Too!

If you’ve ever thought that maybe it would be nice to give a Christmas present to a blogger whose blog you read regularly, then here’s a suggestion for a “present” you can get me that won’t cost you anything but a few moments of your time. Go to your local university or public library’s web [Read More…]

Call for Papers: Philip K. Dick Conference in San Francisco next September

The blog Philip K. Dick and Religion posted an announcement about the plans for a conference on Philip K. Dick next September, and so I thought it should be passed on. Click through for more information.   [Read more…]

Chiron Beta Prime (A Sci-Fi Christmas Song)

HT Old Testament Space Opera   [Read more…]

Stormtroopers vs. Baby Jesus

The stormtroopers are hot on the heels of the Magi, and send their human conscripts to Bethlehem to try to kill the child. But even though Luke Skywalker gets there too late, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus have escaped to safety… [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The Space Museum

The Doctor Who episode “The Space Museum” explores a temporal paradox of the sort that the show up until this point has largely sidestepped, but which has characterized the post-hiatus series. The Doctor and his companions arrive in a space museum, in which they find themselves and the TARDIS on display. The Doctor realizes that [Read More…]

Using Science Fiction To Promote Higher Education

A commercial for the University of Huddersfield, featuring the voice of Patrick Stewart. HT IO9 [Read more…]