I Saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

I’ve seen Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. For the most part, I love what J. J. Abrams has accomplished. Have you seen it yet? If not, you won’t want to read further. There are some major spoilers. It is only a minor spoiler to mention the fact that, when the introductory text rolls at [Read More…]

Is This The Biggest Star Wars Spoiler Ever?

This is a photo of the most massive Star Wars spoiler I have ever come across. Seriously, have you ever come across a bigger Star Wars spoiler than this one?   [Read more…]

Star Wars Weather Report

Enjoy this weather report from the UK for the day that The Force Awakens premiers. It is impressive that weather reporter Sian Welby manages to incorporate so many Star Wars puns, and to do so while keeping a straight face. Well done! My hope is that the day of the premier won’t lack a Rey [Read More…]

The Holy Trilogy

This made me laugh: Of related interest, those who believe in getting back to the original form of the faith will want to look into the despecialized edition of the original trilogy. [Read more…]

Spirituality of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lancaster Online published an article about “The Spirituality of Star Wars,” and also put together a collection of other interesting materials related to Star Wars. Jeremy Smith put together a list to help people prepare for watching The Force Awakens. But while there is plenty of room to talk in serious ways about spirituality and [Read More…]

Sounds Like Yoda, Thomas Merton Does

While it could be argued that anyone will sound like Yoda if you rearrange their sentences in the characteristic way, Tim Suttle still seems to be onto something when he singles out these quotes as having a Yoda-like quality to them: “The mark of spiritual insecurity, anxiety is.”  “The most heroic labor and the most difficult [Read More…]

Jedi vs. Professors

This cartoon from PHD Comics will help you tell the difference, while also noticing the similarities. [Read more…]

Gets The Last Word, The Dark Side Does Not

As I was preparing the PowerPoint for my conference paper which I read yesterday, I looked for one that featured the famous quote from Yoda on the left. I didn’t expect to find it paired with a quote from Paul’s letter to the Romans. It was interesting to see these two sets of texts brought into [Read More…]

Star Wars Soundtrack Spoilers

Remember how we found out things we might not have wanted to if we looked at the titles of the tracks on the soundtrack to The Phantom Menace, when it was released prior to the movie? Well, it looks like the same thing is happening again with the soundtrack to The Force Awakens. Take a [Read More…]

It’s True. All Of It.

I was planning to share the meme above, contrasting Han Solo’s statements about the Force and related matters in “A New Hope” and in “The Force Awakens.” But then I saw the humorous version below, and knew it was best to share them both together. Do feel free, however, to talk seriously about the shift [Read More…]


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