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New idea: Star Wars Church

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Padawan O...

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, as portrayed by Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I was a Children’s minister, seeing all the different kinds of worship services, it made me to joke about having a “Star Wars” church service complete with cosplay and everything for the kids. And then I read this quote by fellow Nicene Creed geek Father Dwight Longnecker:

“Disenchanted clergymen looking for a new idea might install wide screens in their churches and beckon more of the Star Wars faithful to participate in the clash between good versus evil each Sunday morning. With a bit of musical ingenuity, the Star Wars theme music could be developed into a very stirring processional hymn.  Acolytes could be dressed in Obi Wan Kenobi monastic robes and carry light sabers instead of candles.  The liturgy could begin with “May the Force be with you.” To which all reply, “And with your spirit.”  For the communion hymn, each Han could sing a solo.”

Sounds like a plan to me! What do you think?

Star Wars Christology: Storm Trooper Jesus

Last year, I did a post on Jesus As Sith Lord in response to James McGrath’s post on Jedi Jesus.

Some Christians see Jesus an servile drone who had no choice but to give up his life. This would be consistent with religious groups that do not affirm free will. After Lord Vader, the other characters from the Star Wars (the original trilogy) that have always interested me are the Stormtroopers. Stormtroopers are unconditionally loyal to the Empire, and they never question their orders. When you exclude several passages from the New Testament, you could come up with a Jesus that never asks questions. So, it only makes sense to have Stormtrooper Jesus.

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These are not the men you are looking for!

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Blog Posts Of Note:Week Of October 28th: Disney Buys Star Wars, Andrew Sullivan Is Still Crazy

From: io9: Darth Vader tells other Disney owned characters he’s their father!

There were some good posts around this week, I really wish my favorite bloggers would post more…..Just Prayin’!

Kevin Greenlee wrote about why All Saints Day should be preferred to Reformation Day: All Saints Day Vs Reformation Day

Abram K-J had an excellent post on All Saints Day on St. Moses the Black (4th Century); he also wrote on the Septuagint: How to Read and Understand the Gottingen Septuagint: A short primer part 1

Joel took a break from writing his book to comment on Andrew Sullivan’s “silly” comments about the Confederacy making a comeback: Andy Sullivan Misses A Few Things With This Cold Civil War Bit. For the record, on my part, Andrew Sullivan may be crazy, but he’s right for the most part. The Confederacy is making a comeback, if you don’t notice certain governors of southern states bringing back Confederate History month, you are turning a color-blind eye to reality.

Lastly, Amanda Mac had her Theology Round up, which speaking of Confederacy, she linked to The Gospel Coalition’s post on Abraham Kuyper, which was silent on how his theology became used during South African apartheid. Not surprising given the TGC’s support for paleo-confederates like Douglas Wilson.

I wanted to take the time to say something about Disney buying Star Wars. First of all, if you think George Lucas has given in to his (nerdy) critics because of the “pre-quels,” I think you are delusional. Lucas cares nothing about fans say, stop giving yourself so much credit. I am curious to see where Disney takes Star Wars with the next trilogy, I will be watching with cautious eyes. My biggest fear is that the ideology and practices of the Sith will be watered down, because that’s what Disney does, waters down violence and angry speech to attract families to come to their movies. The Disney channel, on the other hand, hypocritically teaches young kids through shows like iCarly about how to be obsessed with dating and romance. I am concerned, but it is Disney, and they did do the Avengers. So, yeah, I’ll sit back and wait.

Give the Heir to the Empire trilogy a chance, (motivate me to read it since I own them)!!!!