On Religion In The News

I appeared on a local TV program last Sunday, “Religion In The News,” to say a bit about a lecture series being held at Butler University this year on the theme of global Christianity. Here’s the clip!

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  • Just Sayin’

    Does nobody in the U.S. know that the ‘th’ at the end of ‘McGrath’ is silent?

  • GakuseiDon

    Interesting vid, though those chairs look like something left over from the “Land of the Giants” set.

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    Nope, Just Sayin’, they don’t. When I am in Ireland I pronounce it the correct way, but here I have to pronounce it the accepted American way or have everyone respond with “muh What?”

    • Just Sayin’

      Educate them, please educate them!  In line with your TV clip remarks, please teach them that McGrath as a surname predates the U.S. and people with that surname are a global phenomenon!

  • Ian

    Great to hear and see you in action, James. Always interesting to see and hear somebody you normally only read!

  • Ian

    (oh, and we’d say MuhGrah here in the UK – or at least I think most people would, certainly I’ve never heard it with a ‘th’ on the end)

    • Just Sayin’

      “(oh, and we’d say MuhGrah here in the UK – or at least I think most people would, certainly I’ve never heard it with a ‘th’ on the end)”

      Now, that’s what I call civilization!     

  • http://twitter.com/stevepurtell Steve Purtell

    James,
    you are rockin’ the goatee!

  • Ian

    So I was wondering why James ended up in close-up as the thumbnail for the video. Turns out it isn’t just about time (who was on screen at time X), but YouTube “uses a complicated algorithm that tries to determine the most significant moment of the video, or the frame most representative of its contents.”

    Got to be good for the ego, that.

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  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    Wow, according to a complex algorithm I am the most significant thing in this video? Who knew? Thanks for sharing that! :-)