I saw on Facebook that a fellow pastor was going to be preaching on Palm Sunday and had a Doctor Who reference to throw in to the mix. I never found out what his illustration was, but it got me thinking about a recent episode I rewatched.
In the series two premiere, the new Doctor – David Tennant – is still recovering from his regeneration. Chaos is reigning outside with a large Sycorax war ship hovering over London. Prime Minister Harriet Jones issues an urgent plea – “Doctor, if you are out there, save us!”
Wil Wheaton’s response to a little girl on how to deal with being called a nerd (by CGPhotogcom)
This is from last year’s Denver Comic Con. The advice, however, is timeless and powerful. Will Wheaton’s words of wisdom to a young girl who wants to know how to deal with being called a nerd are absolute perfection. I love how he mentions Doctor Who instead of Star Trek.
I appreciate that however far fetched and far flung the universe is on Doctor Who, it’s never straight up magical. It poses a theory that I like very much, which is that the natural bounds of science, space, and time, would certainly trace out a thing that looked very much like god if we could follow them all the way to their ends.
"The Gospel According to Doctor Who" - where CS Lewis meets Richard Dawkins.
"LOOK CAREFULLY THEN HOW YOU WALK, NOT AS UNWISE BUT AS WISE, MAKING THE BEST USE OF THE TIME, BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL." (Eph 5:15-16 ESV)
Impossible things happen * piles of good things over bad * everyone's important * the guts to do what's right * very very clever with kindness * always and completely forgiven * sacrificial salvation * battling evil * we are all stories in the end * truth is singular * we don't walk away *
not everything ends - not love * never cruel or cowardly * never give up, never give in *
"BE WISE IN THE WAY YOU ACT WITH THOSE WHO ARE NOT BELIEVERS. USE YOUR TIME IN THE BEST WAY YOU CAN. WHEN YOU TALK, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE KIND AND WISE. THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER EVERYONE IN THE WAY YOU SHOULD." (Col 4:5-6 ERV)