Do Christians and Muslims worship the same god? The answer matters at Wheaton, but why does the question?… More The Tenure of Scriptures: Interpreting Wheaton College (Illinois)
If one’s working definition of “religion” is more capacious than “beliefs in supernatural powers,” if the purpose of the course is to view American history and culture through the lens of “religion” – as a category of analysis, rather than a found thing – then new possibilities emerge.… More Star Wars as American Religion
I am not so much interested in what religions exist in Star Wars but why they may be there and why we read the “texts” the way we do. Although space is a vacuum, Star Wars was not constructed there. Instead it was constructed in a context that influenced Lucas and the rest of the moviemakers.… More “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,”… but probably reflecting a specific context.
So if you’ve read this blog post to determine whether Star Wars is a religion, I’m sorry but this is not the blog post you’re looking for.… More Forcing Religion into Star Wars: Another Episode of Scholarly Fiction
This October, we began our soft launch of Sowing the Seed: Fruitful Conversations on Religion, Culture, and Teaching. You’ve encouraged our team to keep this thing going. We’re with you! We hope you’ll stay with us for our grand launch in January. Thanks to a grant from Elizabethtown College, we are able to hire a… More Calling All Students and Scholars