Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Comic Snaps

Kids these days - Runaways Vol 2

Runaways! Volume Two! It's good stuff. There may have been a vampire. Here's some snaps chronicling my reading experience.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Comic Snaps

I would pray too if I was attacked by a raptor - Runaways Vol 1
Hey you guys! Have I ever told you how much I love Saga? Or Y: The Last Man? Well, I do! Recently I grabbed some digital trades of another series authored by Brian K. Vaughan, Marvel's Runaways. And boy, it is good!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Comic Snaps

SSSKKWWARRRR! - God is Dead #5

More snaps of random awesome! We got more Coffin Hill! Rat Queens! God is Dead! Astonishing X-Men! This has very little to do with theology, but sometimes I just need to embrace the wonder and joy of the Wednesday: comics!

Join me, won't you?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Comic Snaps

Coffin Hill #2
The other day I was lamenting that more people should add me to snapchat. While the app is mostly known for more unseemly antics, I mainly use it to share pictures of food I make and random/strange/crazy/cool/awesome panels/scenes/lines from comic books as I read them. Instead of making more friends, I decided I would just take screenshots of the pictures I take and throw them up here. Yes, that seems a little backwards and crude, but it might also be considered artsy? No, probably not. It's probably just dumb. Oh well.

Oh yeah, don't expect any context. I think lack of context adds to the intrigue of it all.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I Had A Dream

I had a dream last night that I was attending a lecture at seminary. I don't know what the occasion was, but it wasn't an ordinary lecture. Several professors and my advisor were in attendance. Nor do I recall who was presenting the lecture, but it was about the early church. I found it very interesting, partially because the PowerPoint was illustrated by sci-fi artwork by some famous comic book artist I have yet to recall/identify. 

So now I'm dreaming about aspects of Wednesday Theology, maybe? But what do I make of this? How about the missionary journeys of Paul presented as a sci-fi space opera? Would that be a thing people would be intrigued by?

One other thing. The lecture kept referring to one individual from the early church only by the name "The First Dismissive" or "The Formal Dissmissive." Anybody have any idea what or who it could refer to? Otherwise I think it's a pretty cool name and maybe I will use it for something some day. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Theology Condensed: Names and Interpretations

Chapter One of my thesis is entitled "Names and Interpretations." Why? Because what we call the format impacts our perception of the format. But why is this important? At a basic level, it is partially because theology attempts to discuss complex and lofty concepts with the utmost precise language. If we hope to utilize the comic book medium to engage in this discourse, then we should likewise make an attempt for our language about comics to be similarly precise.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Wednesday Theology Condensed: Intro

I did not post a lot in 2013. For that I am sorry. In my mind I can make up plenty of excuses about work and other engagements taking up too much of my time. But those are just excuses. Really it comes down to laziness, a lack of drive, and a lack of passion. Man, that is depressing.

So now it's 2014 and I need to combat those detrimental mentalities. So how do I reclaim some of that passion and reinvigorate both myself and this blog? Well, let's do what any good comic book property does when it desires a new start: retell the origin. And that's what the first few posts of Wednesday Theology in 2014 will be about. I am embarking in an exercise of true narcissism and reading through my own thesis once again and will summarize each section in a (hopefully) easily digestible blog post. My thesis launched this site, so lets go back to the beginning examine the ground floor of this ridiculous enterprise that is my theological passion.