28 February 2010

Come Home

Today at church, the priest used an extended example from a Star Trek movie* to illustrate a point made by a 14th-century saint, Gregory Palamas: that we can only find God through our hearts, not through our minds. Of course, the college students in the row in front of me snickered a bit at the nerd flavor of today's homily. Philistines. Does this perhaps make Father Michael a Geek Orthodox Priest?

* The movie referenced was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, though Father mistakenly called it The Search for God, no doubt confusing it with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

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