The Author

Michael J. Svigel (rhymes with “eagle”), department chair and associate professor of theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, has written numerous resources for Christian lay audiences. His book titles include RetroChristianity: Reclaiming the Forgotten Faith and Heroes and Heretics: Solving the Modern Mystery of the Ancient Church. He is also co-editor of the Exploring Christian Theology series. Many of Svigel’s written works, from scholarly to theological humor, can be found online at and   

The Quest for the Historical Santa

Having conveniently dismissed the Claus of history, I replaced him with the Santa of faith.

The Irresistible Force of ‘Star Wars’: 3 Popular Approaches

The points of contact between the tellers of God’s

One Professor’s Journey from Scientology to Christ

I remembered my teacher's words: 'Someday L. Ron Hubbard