Crisis of Faith! (or Have yourself a geeky little Advent)

My faith and geek lives are converging. Small wonder, since the same well waters both: imagination. After all, what is a geek but someone who enjoys imagined worlds as much as the real one? And what is the life of faith, other than enjoying a real world that comes from a bigger imagination than my own? I know that’s perilously […]

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Brawly Old Saint Nicholas

Far from being a figure shrouded in mystery, Santa actually has a detailed and compelling biography. Underneath the “jolly old elf” lies a great lion of man, fiercely guarding those who can’t guard themselves.

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Of All Things Visible

Where does story live? How much volume does a fairy tale require? What are the dimensions of fiction? If an idea has critical mass, what are the limits of its gravitational pull on us? Thanks to Aslan, and Vairochana, and the invisible possibilities in string theory, we can sense the danger of living in a world devoid of story.

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Red|Blue

Is there something in the combination of blue and red that predates Superman and in fact contributed to his visual resonance in 20th Century pop culture?

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