Musings on biblical studies, the crusades, film, D&D, Stranger Things, and other strange insanity.

Stranger Things

Season 1 Episodes Ranked
Season 2 Episodes Ranked
The Stranger Things Kids as D&D Characters
Stranger Things ’80s Posters
Those Posters Rearranged
The Shadow Monster: Mind Flayer or Aboleth?
The Best Scenes of Stranger Things 2


Historical Fiction Pick List
Science Fiction Pick List
Fantasy Pick List
The Lions of Al-Rassan: The Passing of the “Golden Age” in Islamic Spain
Peter Straub Ranked
A Song of Ice and Fire
A Dream of Spring
Faerie Tale
King Harold: Two Novels of the Norman Conquest


Myths, Illusions, and the Taboo
President’s Day Feature: From Nixon to Obama

Biblical Studies

Historical Jesus Pick List
Paul and the Law Pick List
The Subjective Genitive Reading of Faith
Context Group Essentials
Jew or Judean?
Jesus the Israelite
Why the Secret Gospel of Mark Still Fools People
Q, Thomas, and Killjoy Scholarship
Reasons to be Skeptical about Jesus’ Parables
Sex, Wives, and Warriors
Obscene Speech in Early Christianity
Did Muhammad and Jesus Exist?

The Crusades

Special series
Crusades Pick List

Dungeons & Dragons

Classic D&D Modules Ranked
D&D Campaign Settings Ranked
Looking Back on D&D
The Blinding Claw of Torremor
The Tomb of Horrors
The Lost City
Castle Amber
Vault of the Drow
Dark Tower
Inferno: Journey Through Malebolge
Middle-Earth Retrospectives
Of Bibles and Balrogs
Special Guest Post: Bob Kruger on the Essentials of D&D


Television You Can’t Miss
Ten Films/TV Shows that Terrified Me


Cinematic Milestones
Ten Great Religious Films
Ten Films/TV Shows that Terrified Me
Ten Great Science Fiction Films
The Witch
Hard Candy
Whip It
Conan the Barbarian
Last House on the Left
The Chronicles of Narnia
Alfred Hitchcock
David Lynch
Ingmar Bergman
Stanley Kubrick
William Friedkin
Terrence Malick
Quentin Tarantino
Ellen Page Ranked


Pedophilia and Ephebophilia
Horror Movies and Rape Fantasies

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  2. Loren thank you for a thought provoking and entertaining blog. I found you through the Last Chronicles before the Last Dark post and have been coming back ever since. While I do kot agree with all of your opinions, I do appreciate that all of the arguments you posit have nuanced, well thought reasoning supporting them. I work a job with a lot of downtime, and I consistently find myself coming back to read your posts. Again thank you

  3. You’re welcome Christopher. I appreciate the comment. The Last Chronicles are quite something. I think the first half of Fatal Revenant is some of the best writing that’s ever been put on paper.

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