If you are like us, late November and early December means two things: 1) pumpkin spice lattes; and 2) holiday movies. We're already through how "Santy Claus" defeated the Martians, Bing Crosby bored me to tears in White Christmas (that wonderful scholar of religion and literature Briallen Hopper has some reviews of similar films at "Not Coming to a Theater Near You), and Will Ferrell performed the best bits of wonderment I've ever seen in Elf. As pop culture junkies, I wanted to draw your attention to two other recent phenomena of particular interest to those of us who are religious history pop junkies:
1) South Park recently revealed that Jesus Christ used performance enhancing drugs in yet another spin on the image and meaning of Jesus for Americans
2) Aimee Semple McPherson has been resurrected once again. Thanks to Kathy Lee Gifford, she is now on Broadway. Check out this story at Patheos on it.