In 2012, I blogged a short series for The Sci-Fi Christian called “Thirty Things to Love About Star Trek II.” It “counted down” to the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, still my favorite Star Trek film and one of my favorite movies overall. Next year, a decade […]
Everything I remember about the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur comes from the hours I spent in middle school playing the board game By Jove (apparently long out of print and, when in nicer condition than the set I still own, worth quite a bit of money). In that game, the Labyrinth is a […]
Loki wants—as we all do, to some degree—to believe he has a “glorious purpose” he determines for himself.
I was glad to serve as guest preacher and worship leader today at Advent Lutheran Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania. My recent interest in biblical storytelling drew me to focus on today’s Old Testament lection, Numbers 21.4-9. As I said in my sermon, it’s a strange story, but it’s not for nothing God’s people have […]
Episode 5 of WandaVision not only hints at exciting changes for the Marvel universe but also captures the complicated nature of sin.
WandaVision goes mega-meta with its fourth episode, “We Interrupt This Program,” and raises questions about empathy’s importance.
While my Presbyterian tradition offers many riches, our liturgical calendar is pretty scarce when it comes to weekday feasts and festivals. Growing up, the only weekdays on which I went to church were Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve (when not a Saturday or Sunday, of course). I don’t recall ever attending a Good Friday service […]
I try to avoid reading others’ reviews of WandaVision until I’ve thought through my own reactions. But I did see an online headline complain the show, in which each episode (so far) is styled and staged as a sitcom from a different decade, isn’t actually all that funny. I agree—it’s not. I think it holds […]
“The Omega Glory” isn’t one of Star Trek’s finest episodes. But its reverence for freedom and justice make it timelier than ever.
(Contains minor spoilers for the first two episodes of WandaVision) Want proof not all superhero stories have to feel formulaic? Watch WandaVision, the first original MCU content to hit Disney+. It’s not quite clear exactly what this limited series is, but in its own way its as much a departure from Marvel Studios’ previous productions […]