Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Jesus

In honour of the release of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, here is a collection of religiously themed Star Wars fan art. You'll note a lot of the images feature either Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) or Luke Skywalker as a Jesus-like figure, though Yoda, Princess Leia, and C3PO gets their turn … Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Jesus

Sola scriptura and Solo scriptura

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

Explaining the Canon

Yesterday I had to explain to my sons the difference between the Star Wars canon (Episodes 1-6) and the Star Wars apocrypha (the Clone Wars cartoons, the various spinoff novels, and the Youtube fandom movies). Watching the Clone Wars they kept asking, "Is this Episode 7?" No, no, it lacks the authority of the New … Continue reading Explaining the Canon

Footprints … with a Jedi spin

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

5 ways to have fun with holographic multi-site pastors

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

Religion News

Religion news that grabbed my attention this week. Jedi attack. "A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a black garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of Britain's first Jedi church has been given a suspended sentence ... Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the best part of … Continue reading Religion News