THE James McGrath

My friend and colleague Chad Bauman mentioned on Facebook about someone else who shares his name, but who has chosen – how shall I put it? – a different path in life. Out of curiosity, I checked to see what would happen if I typed in my name, with no added middle initial or other [Read More...]

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Smart Android Phone

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Synoptic Solution, Mon Capitaine

At least twice before, I’ve shared images playing on the fact that “Q” is both a Star Trek character and the designation for a hypothetical source thought to have been used by the authors of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. But I am not sure if I shared this one. And so here it [Read More...]

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Klingon Christians

Morgan Guyton has proposed “Klingon Christians” as a better designation for the Gospel Coalition's brand of conservative Christianity than other labels. I think that the association is deeply offensive…to Klingons. Guyton's point, building on observations by Pete Enns, is that this is a brand of warrior Christianity. And that is an unimportant point to make, [Read More...]

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Vulcan Facepalm

Via George Takei on Facebook   [Read more...]

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Beam Me Up, Lotty

A commenter pointed me to a web site which suggests that Lot’s wife may have been caught in something like a Star Trek transporter beam, a “pillar of vanishing” rather than being turned into a “pillar of salt.” If you are going to bring in Star Trek, you could also have Lot’s wife become a [Read More...]

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I’ve Found the Q Source!

I recently had the above drawn to my attention. I wasn't even vaguely aware of it previously. No wonder we haven't been able to track down Q. I had been focusing all my attention on Star Trek, and had left Japanese television out of the picture entirely!   [Read more...]

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James McGrath, Star Trek Actor

Yesterday I started discussing George Orwell’s 1984 in my First Year Seminar class. To illustrate the way information about us is less than private in our time, I had them Google themselves, and also me if they wished to. One student found this: Apparently that James McGrath is J. J. Abrams’ father-in-law. It isn’t me. But I still [Read More...]

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Church of the Future

Dave Walker’s latest, as it appeared in Church Times. HT Al Pinto on Facebook. [Read more...]

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Help Your Enemies

“We should help our enemies because it’s what makes us better than them.” This quote from the Doctor is from the graphic novel Assimilation 2 featuring a crossover between Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation. [Read more...]

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The Q Continuum

I couldn’t resist (with inspiration from a Facebook comment by Carl Beck Sachs) using this Star Trek phrase in reference to the range of views that scholars hold on the hypothetical document Q, proposed to explain the overlaps between Matthew and Luke on material that is not in Mark. (See the bottom of the post [Read More...]

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