Of Polar Bears, Subtle Blades, and Bared Souls

February 14th, 2016

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this series (or novel in 3 parts) for the first time when I was 30. Six years later, it is just as atom-splittingly astounding. I don’t know how anyone under the age of 25 can read this series and not become […]

What I’ve Learned Watching Star Trek TNG Chronologically Instead of Syndicated(ly): The Continuing Mission

August 28th, 2013

Over two years ago (what?) I started revisiting Star Trek Next Generation in chronological order for the first time since it aired originally. Since that time I have completed my revisits to all of Deep Space Nine and Voyager as well. Perhaps the boldest part of my journey is only just beginning. You see, back […]

For The Who-Curious or The Ashamed Un-Who’d: A Layperson’s Guide By A Layperson

October 4th, 2012

I received the following email last week from a friend who preferes to remain anonymous, as you shall see: “I am ashamed to say that I am fairly Dr Who illiterate… 🙁 Firstly, don’t tell anyone. Secondly, where do I begin? I know that there’ve been like, 11? Doctor incarnations… who are all the same […]

What Happened To Me Tuesday

March 24th, 2012

This What can I say? I am astounded, dumbfounded, profoundly humbled, and indescribably grateful. And a little bit closer to leaving Seattle. [no comment]

Celtic Prayer

February 27th, 2012

I’ve been fortunate this spring to be an assistant instructor for the Celtic Spirituality class at The Seattle School, taught by Tom Cashman. This week, students brought in prayers they had written in the Celtic style, some features of which include a Trinitarian focus, attention to nature and specifics of everyday life, a rhythmic structure, […]

What I’ve Learned Watching Star Trek TNG Chronologically Instead of Syndicated(ly)

August 12th, 2011

**While I’m pretty sure that by 1991 I was watching new episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation every Sunday at 6pm on FOX, and while I’m positive that in its 12+ years of syndication, I have seen every episode of TNG at least 3 times, what I have never done is watch the series […]

Where Am I?

December 13th, 2010

Here and Here

Jet Bike Steve, Jimmy Fallon and Other Signs of our Changing Textual Identites

October 7th, 2010

In “Introduction to the Hermeneutical Task” today at MHGS, I got to lecture on some questions that have been buzzing in my brain for quite some time now. I am obsessively curious about and amazed by the changing role of text and author in a culture where, due to blogs and social media, we are […]

I Really Need To Write About The Hunger Games…

September 20th, 2010

…but instead, here’s David Tennant as Dr. Who. Get to know him

Kj’s Corner: Mythopoeia, Monsters and Jesus Oh My!

July 23rd, 2010

For my second Kj’s Corner in “Theology & the Artistic Impulse” I explored the concept of Mythopoeia as described primarily by George MacDonald, JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis. For part of the lecture, (screenshots below) I also used a scene from the documentary Monster Camp (see the trailer below) and the preview for the documentary […]