Category Archives: The High Crusade

Chariots of the gods (and Other Pseudo-Rational Myths)

I have to admit that this is a cathartic entry. I needed to write this to get some things off my chest, so unless science fiction interests you and you often get disturbed at the predominant anti-Christian tenor of the … Continue reading

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In Praise of Babylon 5, or What the Atheist Taught Me About Christian Culture

I’ve loved science fiction since childhood. Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise always captured my imagination by propelling me into strange new worlds full of adventure and the wonder of discovery. It didn’t stop with Star Trek, though. … Continue reading

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An “Analytical” Review of Reign of Fire (2002)

Once upon a time there was a world of self-satisfied Modern people, blissfully going about their materialistic existences, concerned with all the boring, trite things that Modern people are concerned with, such as the unimpeded advance of “civilization” of the … Continue reading

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The Human Equation

[Repost from May 7, 2004] Just for fun I’ve started reading Asimov’s robot novels again, after letting them sit on a shelf untouched for a few years. I’ve started with Caves of Steel, and am nearly done with it now. … Continue reading

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A Review of Planet of the Apes (2001)

The Planet of the Apes movie franchise has evolved a long way from its humble 1968 beginning in the Charlton Heston film. At least that is the case if we are talking about the special effects. In terms of substance … Continue reading

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“The Grand Tour”, Or Why Unbelievers Must Not Be Allowed to Spearhead and Control Space Exploration

[Repost from March 2005] It’s been a while since I wrote an entry for The High Crusade, the category I created on this blog for posts about science fiction issues and their relationship to Christian faith. So here’s a partial … Continue reading

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The Problem with “the Romantic Hero”

Despite being an incurable sci-fi buff, I’ve never read Orson Scott Card’s novels. Recently my brother-in-law has convinced me that I need to. Even if he hadn’t, what I read upon skimming through the author’s preface to Speaker for the … Continue reading

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Technical Expertise Can’t Make Up for an Amoral Universe

Lately I’ve been watching a bunch of episodes that I missed of the current Star Trek series, Enterprise. For the most part I’ve been pleased with the show’s pretty convincing “gap filling” between our own era and an era of … Continue reading

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A Review of The High Crusade (Poul Anderson)

I had never read a book by Poul Anderson before reading The High Crusade (1960). Though I had known the man was considered a master sci-fi writer, I was beyond impressed by this book. The High Crusade is the story … Continue reading

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