One of the most common questions I get at conventions and speaking engagements when I talk about the Gospel According to Star Trek series is whether there will be a Gospel According to Star Trek: Discovery. Well, I still don't know the answer to that. It will depend on how Discovery and the rest of the planned Star Trek series unfold. But, if you've been curious about my views on the series, you can read my thoughts on two of its episodes right now!
My posts on "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" and "Choose Your Pain" are up on the Reel Theology site. With "Butcher's Knife," I found it helpful to follow a theme into "Choose Your Pain," which is the next episode in the series. This allowed me, in the "Choose Your Pain" post, to focus on some particulars of Christian engagement with the series--namely, addressing the infamous F-bombs and the introduction of Star Trek's most prominent gay couple.
Both posts are fairly lengthy, but I'm very pleased with them. These episodes are so rich with things to talk about that I could have written twice as much as I did! I hope you enjoy reading them and I'd love to hear from you about them in the comments or via email, Facebook or Twitter.
Later this month, I'll be doing posts on two episodes of The Orville, "Into the Fold" and "Cupid's Dagger." Keep an eye out on social media and my Web Writing page to see these posts when they go live. You can also sign up for my newsletter and get some free sample chapters as well!