No crucifixion for Hulk Jesus! Another face palm moment.
This image of Jesus being carried by Darth Vader out of the ruins of the World Trade Centre must surly be the most bizarre September 11 image ever.
It seems I'm not as much of a theological miscreant as I thought. I've been dropping in on discussions on the difference between sola scriptura and solo scriptura and, while being initially inclined to interpret the latter as a Star Wars meme, my subsequent understanding is that solo scriptura is pig latin for more modern distortions of … Continue reading Sola scriptura and Solo scriptura
I have always said Star Wars had a Taoist feel to it. Not just Yoda, but the idea of the Force having a light and dark side. Very yin yang. Obviously I'm not the only one to think so. Those familiar with Star Wars will recognize the symbols for the Empire and the Rebels.
Hat tip to Peregrin Wildoak for this find.
So many people misunderstand the Two Trees in the Genesis story that I thought I would give it some mythological reworking, Lord of the Rings style, to illustrate the nature of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil more clearly for people who know movies well, but bibles not so much. For the fruit of the … Continue reading Adam and Eve tempted by the Ring of Sauron
When my friend Nigel confessed the statue of Mary MacKillop outside St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney reminded him of a certain Sith Lord ... I could not resist.
Who said theology needed to be dry? Last weekend I found myself in a conversation with my sons about the Greek gods and the ancient Christians. You see, my pre-teen sons are both into the Percy Jackson books and movies this year, and for the uninitiated Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, the Greek … Continue reading Jesus of Nazareth: Lightning Thief
Benjamin Wheatley sent me this image last night: "One Liam in Three Persons" by ninjaink The artist writes: "As a Catholic, and as a Christian in general, I'm often asked (or told) to explain the nature of the Trinity (one God in 3 Persons). It is a bit of a mystery that takes time and study to … Continue reading The Holy Trinity of Liam Neeson
As you may know, Hallmark Card Christianity brings out my mischievous side. This Footprints poem vs Star Wars image comes, I think, from this guy. For the uninitiated the original poem goes like this: One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky … Continue reading Footprints … with a Jedi spin
Southpark creators Matt Stone (no connection to me or this blog, just the same name) and Trey Parker have sparked religious controversy again with an episode featuring the Islamic prophet Mohammed. "LOS ANGELES: In its 200 shows, the irreverent animated program South Park has mercilessly satirised Christianity, Buddhism, Scientology, the blind and disabled, gay people, Hollywood … Continue reading South Park censored after Islamic Militant fears
I've been thinking of ways to have fun with holographic multi-site pastors. Here's the first five that come to mind for me: Approach the dais in a white frock and exclaim, “Help me, Pastor Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” Suggest the men’s ministry leaders combine mixed martial arts ministry with Star Wars chess, “But, let … Continue reading 5 ways to have fun with holographic multi-site pastors