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Rise of the Time Lords: A Geek's Guide to Christianity

Rise of the Time Lords: A Geek’s Guide to Christianity

What do failed stars, Firefly, and engineering specifications have in common? About as random as mustard plants, or misplaced coins. In (sometimes Mbird contributor) Michael Belote’s new book, the hilariously named Rise of the Time Lords: A Geek’s Guide to Christianity, all things geeky, from supply-and-demand to the Theory of Relativity, illustrate the old, Christian story. More than that, all of his illustrations are spot-on: that is, they not only make points, but also they deepen the doctrinal positions that people more than familiar with incurvatus in se – but perhaps less familiar with stellar gravity – already “know.” The theology in…

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Mockingbird At The Movies: Joss Whedon's Serenity

Mockingbird At The Movies: Joss Whedon’s Serenity

The brilliant space opera Serenity was born out of the short-lived, Joss Whedon-created TV show called “Firefly.” To get an idea of the setting, think Wild West in space and then, if you can figure out how that could possibly be any good, you will be on the right track.

The power of the show comes from the characters that make up the pirate crew of the [Firefly-class] spaceship “Serenity.” They are remnants of a rebellion against “The Alliance” (the confederation of civilized and technologically advanced planets toward the center of the galaxy) and long after the war is lost, they…

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