Last Thursday night I went to go see Star Trek with some buddies. I had a blast! It was a great movie! Now, let me set the record straight. There are some people out there (Jonathan and Sam) that would like you to believe that I am a Trekkie. No. I’m not even a closet Trekkie. I can’t draw the schematics of the Enterprise or speak Kingon. However, I do love the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genre. I love it! I’ve seen most of the Star Trek movies and have watched a handful of Next Generation episodes.
I think that one of the things I love the most about Star Trek and some other Sci-Fi in general are the fans. There’s no getting around it, they’re fun to watch. I was in line getting my ticket and for five minutes I listened to two guys argue about inaccuracies in the layout of a starship in a past movie. Then in line I accidentally said Star Wars instead of Star Trek and I literally thought a few guys were going to zap me with their phasers. It is for this reason that I own the movie Galaxy Quest. Even if you hate Sci-Fi but love making fun of Trekkies, you’ll love this movie.
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Okay, that was a long introduction to my point.
Why is it that from the outside looking in, Children’s Pastors look a lot like Trekkies? In some circles we have been labeled Fanny Packers. I actually wrote a lot more to this post, but I felt like what I wrote was tacky. So, I’ll leave it at this. Are we so passionate about kids and being relatable to kids that we lose relatability to others around us? My friend Sam, the same one who makes fun of me for liking Sci-Fi, wrote a great article about this issue. You can actually read the article here.
Just trying to help the cause!
BTW, what didn’t help my cause is that at Orange they were asking a bunch of Star Trek trivia questions and I happened to know all the answers. Sam was sitting beside me. I should have kept my mouth shut. 🙂
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The truth hurts, huh? I think the key to avoiding the fannypacker mentality is working hard to relate to parents as well as we try to relate to kids.
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For the record, Jonathan and Sam, I had no idea Kenny knew anything at all about Star Trek. I’ve never seen him watch any episodes or movies. Maybe he is a closet fan? Or perhaps that is a blast from his past?
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I must have a photographic memory. Yeah, That’s it.
Ha! Kenny you seem like you are trying very hard not to be associated with Sci-fi people but using your wife’s log in to leave a comment on your own blog to throw us off the trail. New all time low.
Great parallel BTW between Trekkies and Kids pastors. This is a whole other pet peeve of mine that we try so hard to create a subculture that protects our kids that we inoculates them to the power of the gospel.
Thanks for the shout out for my article. Good post “Post long and Prosper” HA!