2nd Extension CFP: Theology and Margaret Atwood

Since the recent success of the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood—who has always enjoyed an enthusiastic “fan base” and coterie of admiring readers—has gained a renewed prominence and her work has entered into a kind of renaissance as readers (re)discover her extensive catalogue of writings, including novels, essays, short stories, poetry, and other edited…

Analyzing Religion in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X: Epilogue

At long last, David Canham‘s epilogue for his ongoing blog series for Sequart on Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X. Here is an excerpt: “One also cannot deny how well-crafted the House of X / Powers of X series is. The questionable morality of the X-Men’s new status quo does not make the storytelling any less compelling. Hickman…

WandaVision, Reality, and the Filter Bubbles that Control Our Minds

By Hannah Grubbs Imagine you’re sitting at the dinner table with your old white grandma and her and your parents are going on and on about how Antifa was behind the insurrection and that Trump won the election. You, a well-informed person, interject to say, “Well, the Antifa part is unsure and Trump actually lost…

Die Before You Die: The Mystery of Christ in Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

By David Armstrong Caveat Lector: Spoilers follow for David Lowery’s The Green Knight. David Lowery’s The Green Knight (2021) is simply incredible. In a lifetime of ill-conceived, failed, and outright botched Camelot films, it is refreshing to know that someone, somewhere, actually has some knowledge of Arthuriana, particularly the mystifying, apocalyptic, even psychedelic strangeness that surrounds the…

Analyzing Religion in Jonathan Hickman’s Powers of X #6

I’m happy to present the second to last entry in David Canham‘s ongoing blog series for Sequart on religion in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X. Next week, I will be posting a link to his epilogue for the blog series. Here is an excerpt: “In returning to the theme of prophecy, Hickman brings…

Call for Papers: Theology and the Blues

Theology and the Blues Edited by Justin McLendon While all music genres incorporate religious imagery, the blues has its origin in the soil of the church. In its infancy, the blues was considered the “Devil’s Music,” often dismissed as undermining the church’s gospel songbook. The initial resistance, however, could not suppress the organic development of…

Analyzing Religion in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X #6

Once again, I am happy to present another post from our friends over at Sequart from David Canham‘s ongoing blog series analyzing religion in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X. Here is an excerpt: “But, Krakoa is supposed to be a mutant paradise, a perfect society as first introduced in Chapter 1: House of X #1….

Analyzing Religion in Jonathan Hickman’s Powers of X #5

We are coming close to the end of David Canham‘s analysis of Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X series over at Sequart. Here is an excerpt: “One theory of religion postulates that such belief systems arise out of questions that remain (as of yet) beyond our ability to answer. Wondering, ‘Where did everything ultimately…

The Mitchells vs. Technophobia: Balancing a Theological Approach to Technology

By Jake Doberenz There are plenty of examples of entertainment media deconstructing its own existence and warning about the dangers of technology. Shows like Black Mirror asks us to question how media and technology control and affect our lives. Movies from iRobot to Age of Ultron to Ex Machina depict the danger of artificially intelligent…

Analyzing Religion in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X #5

I’m happy to present another installment from our friend David Canham‘s series for Sequart on religion in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X story. Here is an excerpt: “Although only the ninth of twelve chapters, House of X #5 brings the entire House of X / Powers of X series to its thematic and symbolic climax. How fitting then, that…