A long time ago in a manger far, far away ... Star of Jacob
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
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 recognise the symbols for the Empire and the Rebels.
Here's a comment I stumbled across on a forum dedicated to Jediism: "A lot of people think this is a joke, but I have faith in this community. I think it'll turn out great in years to come. I'm starting to question things all over again, and I think I'm more a Buddhist, but I'm … Continue reading Is Jediism a Joke?
Admiral Akbar had good intentions ... but missed the bigger picture.
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
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
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 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
I scrounged up these YouTube videos on Jedi Religion. Enjoy! Prayer of the Jedi "For a Jedi craves not these things" - I kept waiting for Graham Chapman to jump out during this, chasing the holy grail or something. Jedi Census Are we really that tolerant towards minorities? The Real Jedi Religion Did you know … Continue reading Jedi Religion
After seeing Revenge of the Sith the other night I just couldn't resist this one. The Last Supper of Luke Skywalker. George Lucas meets Leonardo Da Vinci.