Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! It’s Star Wars Day! Man, that whole series has some serious staying power, doesn’t it? Today, let me show you how the first movie impacted me, back in the day — and what its legacy still means today. (Posts touching on Star Wars: Yes, Virginia, There Is An Obi-Wan; The Awesome Power […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes As narratives go, Cinderella has alternated between capturing American women’s imaginations to repelling them, then back again to charming them. Today, Lord Snow Presides over a fairy tale that speaks to how we feel, ultimately, about relationships — and people are examining this age-old love narrative from a modern perspective.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m sad about Michael Brooks right now, to cheer me up, I’m posting a fairly recent discovery I’ve had: Some More News. It can be incredibly insightful whilst being genuinely funny. Often you can miss some really big references and points because they come thick and fast. I have such a big back catalogue to […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Recently, I wondered what they’ve been up to on that front. What’s changed since we last checked in on them? As it turns out, the SBC’s leaders have been busy. Today, I’ll show you the SBC’s general strategy for dealing with their sex-abuse scandal and what they’ve managed to accomplish in this past year-and-a-half.
Reading Time: 11 minutes In this installment, angels openly shrug about the potential of humans going to hell, while doing nothing to prevent it for Jesus reasons. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the shocking immorality of evangelical heroes.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Today, we’ve got a new essay from Thom Rainer to consider. In it, he expresses his sense of optimism about his religion’s fortunes this year. Let’s see why he feels so optimistic–and see if we can suss out if these are good reasons to feel optimistic.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Last time we met up, we explored the authoritarian urge to control how people use language. Today, we dive into a specific example of that urge. One of the biggest power plays in the religion is occurring right now as we speak, and it concerns who exactly gets to define what a TRUE CHRISTIAN™ is. […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Leia knew that controllers only speak one language, that of control. That, literally, is what they seek and what they try their best to maintain. When problems arise, they always involve threats to their control. And solutions always look to them like finding more–and more effective–means of control.
Reading Time: 13 minutes The Last Jedi is a bold move to create a more grown-up Star Wars universe for an audience that has moved beyond the worship of childhood heroes.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Fresh off of seeing the new movie, Blinky the bat tries to figure out the motivations of the good guys and bad guys of the Star Wars universe.