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The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis
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I think this is my first attempt at making a mash up. Let me know what you think!
That was very Arthur C. Clarke of you! I take it you have read his short story from the 50s, “The Star”.
Yes, I was thinking of that – and I wish I had found a movie clip to use that had a “star of Bethlehem” that looked more like a supernova or exploding Death Star and less like a celestial spotlight. :-)
I think the most recent (2010) BBC version of the Nativity has a Star of Bethlehem at least more like something up in the sky, and not the beam of light or something hovering over a house. I think your clip came from the 2006 movie, yes?
Oh, and fun fact from IMDB: the woman who played Mary in the 2006 nativity movie had placed the Queen of Naboo in Star Wars: Episode III.
How did I not notice that? I think that even if another magi/star clip would work better, I should stick with this one for the sake of the Star Wars connection!
You get +25 geek points for using the original Death Star explosion.
What’s Jesus’ midchlorian count?
Even higher than that of the Magi!
Here’s a related image that I made: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2011/11/this-is-not-the-child-you-are-looking-for.html
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My son recognized Mary as Naboo Queen almost immediately. He knows his Star Wars!
Here’s one for Easter: “That’s no tomb”
I’ve tried making another Star Wars Christmas mash-up. Let me know what you think! http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2011/12/stormtroopers-vs-baby-jesus-2.html
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