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Science Fiction and "Big Theogical Questions"

James McGrath of the blog Exploring Our Matrix recently brought an item to my attention from i09, a post by Charlie Jane Anders titled "Big Theological Questions that Science Fiction Should Answer." The essay notes that science fiction frequently addresses theological questions, but suggests a different series of questions that are largely unexplored. This piece […]

The Walking Dead Goes to Church: The Search for the Divine in "What Lies Ahead"

Last Sunday night AMC aired the premiere episode for season 2 of The Walking Dead. In the process the series set new records: The 90-minute episode drew 7.3 million total viewers, becoming the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history among two key demos. The zombie drama based on Robert Kirkman's long-running comics […]

Religion Dispatches: Toward a Zombie Theology

My latest entry at Religion Dispatches, this time for their blog, is now available. In includes some thoughts related to the final episode of the AMC series The Walking Dead, in a post titled "Toward a Zombie Theology." The piece connects zombies, theology, and neuroscience. After discussing the episode titled "TS-19," and mentioning its Christian […]

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Metaphysical Reflection

As readers of this site are aware, I attempt to move beyond a surface level analysis and appreciation of the fantastic in cinema and television to dig a little deeper in order to discover their social, cultural, and at times religious or spiritual aspects these venues provide. Last year I had the opportunity to teach […]

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