“The people that Trekkies and sci-fi geeks call ‘nerds'”

November 16, 2010

This movie was forwarded to me by a friend on Facebook. It nicely captures some of the challenges of answering God’s call into pastoral ministry. And of course these challenges are often greater for women.

Regarding the “dead white guys” comment, I feel compelled to point out that for the first 1,000 years or so, Christianity was not a “white man’s” religion. Technically, Christianity’s early practitioners were brown-skinned (the appearance of much Christian iconography to the contrary). St. Augustine, for example, was North African; he likely looked a lot like Muammar el-Qaddafi. Christians from both northern Europe (“white guys”) and sub-Saharan Africa were considered barbarians.

Anyway, I love this do-it-yourself animation website. I’m already wondering how I can use it. Enjoy!

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