E about the fight between good and evil will have some Christian themes as a backdrop Barry Letts former producerdirector of Doctor WhoThis delightful little book takes a closer look at
#The Spiritual Truths Tucked #spiritual truths tucked one of my favorite TV shows Although Doctor Who like Star Trek has strong humanistic overtones it also celebrates many Christian virtues and concepts I suspect that sometimes this is both unintentional and inevitable because all truth is God s truth whether we acknowledge that or notWhile I was a bit surprised and disappointed by the vast amount of typos in this book I did appreciate the content Each chapter deals with one or Doctor Who stories and details the the Christian ideastruthsparallels contained therein The chapters on baptism Journey s End transformation The Empty ChildThe Doctor Dances prayer The Girl in the Fireplace and the sanctity of
life the rebel fleshthe almost people kill theThe Rebel FleshThe Almost People Kill the were my favorites Bigger on the Inside Christianity and Doctor Who is a neat collection of essays that expound upon Christian themes found in the British sci fi TV show Doctor Who Though Doctor Who does not intentionally promote Christian themes as is often the case with any good story Doctor Who is definitely a good story these types of themes naturally appear Authors of the different essays discuss topics from baptism to humanity to the reconciliation of effectual prayer and God s sovereign foreordination Each topic is approached by how it may be found or resembled in one or episodes of Doctor Who This book presents a fun opportunity to dive into a beloved TV show by exploring some of the deeper truths embedded therein while also furthering one s faith by discovering about Christianity and God s relationship with mankind It also provides a uniue perspective on Christian issues as well as profound insights that are applicable to the Christian life For anyone who is a fan of Doctor Who and a follower of Christ this is worthy of inspectio. By Greg Thornbury and Ned Bustard Contributors include J Mark Bertrand Sarah Etter Sean Gaffney Melody Green Christopher Hansen Rebekah Hendrian Tyler Howat Christian Leithart Joshua Lickter Leah Rabe Carter Stepper and David Talks.
Ular issue in a manner reflective of some traditional orthodox beliefs on the subject Some of the chapters are stronger than others and a couple strain enough at their reach that their inclusion might have been reconsideredA major strength of Bigger
Is The Use Of Episodes From The Pre Reboot Erathe use of episodes from the pre reboot era to 1989 Though hampered by primitive special effects technology many of these episodes offer some intriguing handles to
Grab Hold Of For Uestioning Especially As Writers During Thishold of for uestioning Especially as writers during this were less concerned with the kind of overt messaging that can torpedo the entertainment value of just about anything Most of the essays presume some familiarity with the show and its universe so a non Whovian reader might do well to have the Wikipedia entry for the show open while reading Either way Bigger on the Inside offers some fun ways to think about important things like Incarnation and which Doctor and companion were the best Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela according to our humble bloggerOriginal available here Fascinating and fun reflections on the connections between one of my favorite TV shows and the total worldview of ChristianityAs all multi author collections go this one is uneven in the uality but a goodly number of the essays are very well written and thoughtful One of my favorites explored the implicit arguments in DW for the sanctity of human life Other articles covered perennial themes like baptism time sanctification evil incarnation prayer faith temptation and sufferingThere were no earth shattering revelations here for me but many astute and clever observations I ll be visiting the blogs of most of the authors to follow their work Definitely worth the read if The Politics Of Genocide The Holocaust In Hungary Condensed Edition you know someone who loves the Doctor but doesn t know the Lord Jesuset or if like me ou already love both of them Analytic approaches to the subject Much meat for thought I think it s inevitable because of Britain s cultural heritage that a long running programm. Perhaps these sci fi parables can even illuminate the mysteries of faith Bigger On The Inside is determined to find out exploring key episodes of the series to discover what light they shed on the contours of Christian thoughtEdited. ,
So I might be a little biased but I love Doctor Who and I wrote one of the essays Gregory Thornbury and Ned Bustard didn t compose a whole book that looked for Christian themes and connections in the venerable sci fi show Doctor Who which was probably a wise choice The show began in 1963 and had a multi ear gap during the 1990s before a modern reboot made it
probably better known than it ever was during its original run There have been a legion of show writersbetter known than ever was during its original run There have been a legion of show runners writers actors who ve brought us the adventures of a certain Galifreyan Time Lord in his slightly malfunctioning time and spaceship called a TARDIS Which means there are both an overflow of connections and a lack of any one overarching theme to try to use So Thornbury a philosophy professor and Bustard a graphic designer working mostly for religious groups and institutions solicited essays from a variety of people about some of the many different connections they saw in different episodes of the showThe writers of 2015 s Bigger on the Inside come from several faith traditions Some are academics and some are religious professionals They share an enjoyment of the Who universe its uirks and foibles and fun Some are written with a academic tone complete with endnote vapor trails while others are a little casual None dive too deeply into their subject matter which is a good idea for a show that has often had its lead actors menaced by people inside a variety of different ill fitting rubber suits Who episode writers probably rarely if ever intended to teach some kind of theological truth But any work of art that wants to try to wrestle a little with uestions of human existence is going to open itself to having those uestions answered by theological minded folks and the essays of Bigger do thatOrganized according to different Christian doctrinal issues like the prayer the problem of evil temptation and so on each chapter focuses on an episode in which the action and resolution address its tit. Like the TARDIS itself the fanatically popular series Doctor Who is bigger on the inside full of profound ideas about time and history the nature of humanity and the mysteries of the universe The stories are full of wonder and hope. ,