Category Archives: Star Trek

Church Write-Up: Pie-Eating Contest, Forgetting, and Salt

For church last Sunday, I attended the evangelical church that I call the “Pen Church” (since I get a free pen there), and the African-American Baptist church.  In this post, I will talk about something that happened to me at … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Star Trek

Reading Vanhoozer in Light of Ancient Aliens

I reviewed Kevin Vanhoozer’s Pictures at a Theological Exhibition a few days ago.  I forgot to include an item in that review that I was planning to include.  Maybe that’s for the best, as you will see below. Basically, the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion, Star Trek, Television

Wanderlust: The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Star Trek, and Philo

At church this morning, the pastor preached about the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). Earlier in the service, there was a skit about the parable. The pastor made a point about the parable that overlaps with other themes … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Daily Quiet Time, Greco-Roman, Religion, Star Trek, Television, Uncategorized

Leaders 4

In my post today about Richard Nixon’s Leaders , I will discuss things that Richard Nixon says about Chiang Kaishek.  Chiang was the leader of mainland China before it became a Communist country under Mao Tse-Tung.  Chiang would then go … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, john birch society, Life, Political Philosophy, Politics, Religion, School, Star Trek

The Genesis Code: Overall Review

I recently watched the Genesis Code, which is a 2010 movie.  The movie explores the question of whether science and Genesis 1 are compatible. I’m glad that I finally got to see it, for I was curious about it when … Continue reading

Posted in 7th Heaven, Bible, Evolution, Genesis, Genesis Code, Little House, Movies, Politics, Religion, Star Trek, Television

Festival! Festival!

For my write-up today on Circle of Life: Traditional Teachings of Native American Elders, I’ll use as my starting-point something that James David Audlin says on page 12: “Among many nations, including the Hodenasaunee and Tsalagi (Cherokee), these [New Year] … Continue reading

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William Windom

I just learned that actor William Windom passed on last week. Of course, he’s known as Commodore Decker on the Star Trek episode, “The Doomsday Machine”.  That’s one of my Dad’s favorite episodes (we called it “the tube one”), but … Continue reading

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Actors’ Sacrifices; Two Views on Forgiveness

I have two thoughts for today: 1.  Yesterday, I watched an excellent documentary called The Captains, in which William Shatner of Star Trek fame interviewed other actors who played captains on a Star Trek show or movie (Patrick Stewart, Avery … Continue reading

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Still on This Rant; God’s Beloved Creation; Gnostic Jesus Making Waves; Charity Exception; We’re the Demons

1. Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., Pistols and Politics: The Dilemma of Democracy in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810-1899, page 57: An 1850 bill designed to exclude from seizure the property or home of a debtor whose total estate did not exceed … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, History, Movies, Politics, Rabbinics, Religion, Star Trek, Television

How Do You Feel?; Many of Them Stayed; Parts of a Speech; Barnabas on the Land Promise; Jewish Beefs with the Septuagint—Before the Christians Used It

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 135: If you feel as though you can discuss your inner emotional states with another person and that doing so would help you see yourself in new ways, … Continue reading

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