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Dr Who is female. Should the Church take note?

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today

I’ll admit it – I’m a huge science fiction fan but not a Dr Who obsessive. I can take it or leave it and most of the time, to be honest, I leave it. My philosophy is, why risk 45 minutes on something that might not be any good when you can be re-reading Julian May’s Pliocene saga?

Jodie Whittaker has been unveiled as the new Dr Who.BBC

But I do get that for die-hard Whovians this gender thing is a big deal. Jodie Whittaker is taking over from Peter Capaldi, the first female reincarnation in more than 900 years (see? I know about this stuff). For brilliantly witty takes on this, just search #drwho. But I did like Jonny Sharples: ‘Your dad thinks Dr Who being a woman spoils the realism of someone travelling space & time in a phonebox fighting bins with plungers on them.’ And Matthew Sweet’s: ‘Blimey.

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