Doctor Who Saturday


Tomorrow many of you will be a little confused about what is going on with some of the geeks/nerds you know. “Doctor Who” is getting a new lead actor and his name is Peter Capaldi, we are all excited about this. You might see posts featuring a blue police box and villains called The Daleks. We are an inclusive community and if you want to find out more just ask one of us. You might enjoy it.


The Shakespeare Code – Is another literary inspired romp that takes us to the Globe Theatre when The Doctor and Martha Jones visit William Shakespeare. This episode is about telling a story where team TARDIS is facing real history. Gareth Roberts should write more.


Soon, we will find out who will be joining these men in playing “The Doctor” on “Doctor Who”. There is buzz all over the world and in media that is just picking up on the story. NPR and CNN have both had mentions of “Doctor Who” and who will get to occupy the TARDIS. Its going to be an exciting time around the world for our fandom.

The New “Doctor”


The Interwebs are a buzz about a pending announcement of who will be the new Doctor on “Doctor Who”. 

Whoever this person is will have to fill some big shoes. Matt Smith did a great job in his term as The Doctor. I think the new person needs to be older than Matt Smith but maybe younger than David Tennant. We do need someone who looks like the first three incarnations of the role.

Some fans feel there needs to be a change at the helm of the show. Steven Moffat seems to polarize fans a little. Too many folks still pine for the tenth Doctor played by Tennant. So right now the casting of the new person is critical to the future of the franchise. There are a legion of dedicated fans who are with the show no matter what.

Perhaps going back to basics, looking at the classic era to see how the show can go forward. Perhaps a greater emphasis on shorter story arcs. I think we need to focus on The Doctor and Companion and being introduced to new worlds and maybe visiting ancient worlds that were prevalent in the first seasons of the show.

It’s my hope the show will have some new life and that Jenna Coleman will have a good mate to run among the stars with. We shall see.

Regeneration at my Church, Of Sorts


Change is a constant in life. It doesn’t matter if you are a United Methodist Pastor or a Time Lord. This weekend I became very aware of that fact. In everything there is some sort of transition. People, places, things all have a season of changing. Time can be wibbly wobbly, it can be unpredictable, you never know what is going to happen next. However you can count on people having to move on from one station in life to another. 

My pastor is leaving after five years. She made a promise that she would be willing move at the discretion of God and the Bishop of our part of the United Methodist Church. Pastor Amy has served our church and community very well, it hasn’t been perfect. Much like the voyages of a Time Lord a pastor encounters situations that can challenge and test them in a variety of ways. People and companionship are vital parts of the mission of a Pastor. She will be leaving us shortly to be lead a church in Virginia.

Matt Smith will be facing change too as he announced he is leaving the dream job of many actors and that is to play “The Doctor” on Doctor Who. He has been there about 4 years and his adventures in time and space are a creation of Steven Moffat. The great ones know when its time to step down and he feels like its time. So soon there will be a regeneration when a new doctor makes a debut and will lead team TARDIS.

The Church and the TARDIS are a lot a like. They both can lead you into the future with faith and you learn about lords of time and space. God is in control of my pastor’s situation as well as my church.

My pastor will make way for her replacement, a regeneration of sorts. It’s by design this happens in our church community. For many people a fresh start can mean a lot. I am happy for Amy as she makes her way with family in tow for a new adventure. Matt Smith will head to Hollywood to see if he can make his mark in America.

It’s going to be an exciting few months for two things I hold dear. White Oak United Methodist Church and “Doctor Who”.