About

Welcome to our corner of the eerily vast universe of the internet!

We at Theology for Nerds have a particular fascination with those created things which stem so brilliantly from the minds of humans across the world and how they can serve as conduits of the transcendental: truth, beauty, and goodness.

But for real. We really really enjoy pop culture.

And so we endeavor to share our thoughts on how the many facets of popular art, in which our culture is so steeped, speak astonishingly deeply of realities they scarcely understand.

Because we are obsessed.

And so very, very nerdy. It’s like a metaphysical comic-con up in here.

So, the goals of this blog are as follows:
A. Ponder the immense mysteries of the nature of God and man through the unfortunately (but not irrevocably) secularized media sources, and hopefully encourage you to do the same.
2. Nerd out.

A brief disclaimer: Pop culture can display our good. However it can also display our bad. We as fallen humans are not above implanting our hatred, anger, and personal baggage into the things we create just as frequently and vividly as our goodness. Be careful, be watchful. Not everything is good. Learn to be discerning. Learn to ask whether a film, book, show, play, etc speaks of God properly, whether it correctly orders reality and upholds the dignity of creation. Ask Him to teach you how to be in the culture, but not of it. Don’t take everything as authoritative and correct, and ultimately, if you feel something is leading you down a wrong path, discontinue use. Remember, not everything is worth your time, and not everything is worthy of our attention. We are learning this skill too. Rejoice in and embrace the good, the excellent, the worthy, and discard the foul.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Wendy Stewart November 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Love what you’re doing here! As a Catholic, nerd, and Whovian, I completely get what you’re saying. How inspiring for me to put out my own take on the world and theology of Doctor Who (except for the ninth doctor, can’t stand him much)!

  2. thelastsongiheard January 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    Hello… I hope you don’t mind me posting this… please feel free to remove it… but I stumbled upon your blog after searching for Doctor Who on WordPress… and I think you guys have got a pretty unique point of view here. I mean that in a good way, btw.

    (Keep calm and don’t blink, I’m a Whovian too. Bow ties are cool and Smith is better than Tennant. There. I’ve said it.)

    I’m in the process of beginning to write a book about beliefs and I’m looking for contributions from a wide range of people, with a wide range of beliefs. I was wondering if you’d be interested in contributing?

    I’m really looking for some commonality here, something to show that, regardless of our beliefs, we *can* find some similarities, something to build upon…

    Anyway, if you’re interested, I wrote a post about it at the link below –

    http://thelastsongiheard.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/the-rivers-of-belief-enigma/

    I hope you’re able to help out. I’d love to read your responses to my questions 🙂

    Clear skies,

    Richard

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