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So we have a chat room. Other sites have cool names for their chat rooms. Isn't it time we named ours?

Please add your suggestions below: one suggestion per answer. Then the mods can make a decision based on the votes.

If you don't want to name the chat room, please vote this question down. And if you do, vote it up!

Please also add a line of explanation for your suggestion!

Update: we're now up to sixteen answers! I suggest we wait 48 more hours and then just pick the highest voted answer.

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  • I'm thinking something incorporating "Berea" (since the Bereans were big on testing what the pastor preached against Scripture and studying the Bible), but i'm not sure exactly what... Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 22:22
  • @DoubtingThomas: How about Berean Babel?
    – Caleb
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 17:38
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    BTW: 16 answers = 15 visible + 1 deleted Commented May 1, 2012 at 13:30
  • How many votes or how large a margin until we take it and run with it (at least until a new idea comes along)?
    – Caleb
    Commented May 2, 2012 at 11:26
  • @Caleb: I suggest we just chose the highest. We can always review it and change it. FWIW, we selected a name at sci-fi but this wasn't universally popular. Sometimes, we've just got to decide and go for it - we'll never please everyone. Commented May 2, 2012 at 11:39

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The Upper Room

Explanation: this is the famous room where the church started with the arrival of The Holy Spirit. I was looking for a place where Christians were together, this seemed a well known candidate.

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  • That evokes the ideas of (a) worship, and (b) hiding from a dangerous world. I'm not sure that either is appropriate. But meh, close enough.
    – TRiG
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 16:43
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    @TRiG: I would respond, but I'm currently stuck with my tambourine in a bunker... Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 16:45
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    We have a Peter, a Jon (close enough), a Doubting Thomas, so we are well on our way to filling the table. But, it makes me uncomfortable for some reason. (Maybe because I just compared myself with St. John.) Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 17:03
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    This sounds kind of exclusive. Considering the fact that this is not a Christian site I would suggest we find something that iconifies the interaction between Christian and non Christian perspectives that happens around here.
    – Caleb
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 17:35
  • @Caleb that's a good point. But while apologetics is encouraged in the Bible, we don't really see it going on a lot - it's mostly just preaching. hm. Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 17:55
  • @DoubtingThomas: I'm all for preaching. Now, where were we?
    – Caleb
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:02
  • @Caleb I would think the sorts of discussion we'd have in chat would not be preaching (proclamation) but apologetics (discussion and debate) Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:03
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    @Caleb: Yeah. That's kinda what troubled me too. Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 19:25
  • I upvoted this, but I think it's a little much to live up to!
    – Peter Turner Mod
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 20:05
  • @Caleb on the other hand, several other chat rooms have "exclusive" names that nominally restrict its users to experts, but amateurs or non-experts are still welcome. I think that could be the case here - most of us in the room would be Christians or at least semi-experts on it, while the rest are still 100% welcome to converse and debate. Still, there's room for a better name.. Commented May 1, 2012 at 12:19
  • @DoubtingThomas agreed. It could be more esoteric, it could be "The Cenacle"
    – Peter Turner Mod
    Commented May 1, 2012 at 13:09
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    I have reversed my position on this because, while it seems less than ideal to me, there are plenty of suggestions showing up that I like a lot less and no momentum seems to be behind the ones I really like.
    – Caleb
    Commented May 2, 2012 at 11:26
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    This is the current winner, see details in chat here.
    – Caleb
    Commented May 2, 2012 at 11:59
  • @Caleb: "The best is the enemy of the good."--Voltaire (I concur with you.) Commented May 2, 2012 at 16:07
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Berean Babel*

* I stole this idea from Doubting Thomas

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  • interesting <!--char limit--> Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 17:58
  • @DoubtingThomas: I did actually get above the char limit the first time, and the system auto-converted my answer to a comment on the grounds that it was "trivial". I've never seen that feature before. I re-created it with enough jabber to convince it this wasn't a trivial suggestion.
    – Caleb
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:03
  • whoa. and whatever else I need for char limit again. Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:05
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    This is clever but I think it will make most people scratch their heads.
    – user23
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 17:07
  • @JustinY: The fallout of that mixup at the tower has had people scratching their heads over the meaning of words for thousands of years. Your point being?
    – Caleb
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 17:10
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Hall of Tyrannus 2.0*

* Tyrannus is of course a reference to Acts 19:9, not the hulk. The 2.0 is a nod to SE and most of our constituency.

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  • If ever an answer required further explanation, this is it... :) Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 16:43
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    @Wikis: And I still don't get it. Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 16:55
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    @Wikis What in the name of South American giraffes? I was thinking more along the lines of Acts 19:9.
    – Caleb
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 16:56
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    Not about the Hulk?! Gah, there goes my vote... ;) Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:50
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Three Taverns.

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    This is the best of the bunch so far. Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 17:21
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Coffee Hour.

After every church service, Episcopalians (and many others) have a coffee hour where we just kinda shoot the breeze. Its the closest we actually come to "fellowship"

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  • Perhaps, "coffee time". I'm nitpicking, but specifying a duration might be overly ambitious... Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 16:42
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    The third sacrament doesn't work, sadly. I think we ought not to exclude Mormon participation in any case. Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 16:54
  • I wish our church did this. We do have fellowship meals (best. time. ever.), but i wish we did them every sunday. +1, btw. good idea. Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 17:59
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Open Table or Table Fellowship.

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So much straw

I always fancied writing an app by this name to scour the internet and find all the good arguments. But I think it would be a good name for what goes on in the chat room :) and the phrase has at least both Catholic and Protestant connotations (in my mind at least). Although, to be sure, it doesn't indicate a "room".

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Nose Meets Toes

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The Church

After all, the church is the people, not the building, right?

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The Arc

We are the salt of this world, and we are the ones who stay awake and pray for the coming of the lord. In a sense, we are in an arc. Arc represents us, who stays awake, and soon to be the ones going to the paradise.

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The Temple Court

(This being where Jesus sat as a teenager and debated the theology buffs of the temple)

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The Chapel

A common name for Christian assemblies, I think it works in many strands of Christianty.

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"The Body"

A reference to 1 Corinthians 12. (And slightly less ridiculuous "Noses Meet Toeses" which is actually going in a good direction)

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The Fellowship

Of course, you'll probably get lots of Lord of the Rings fans here, but meh...

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Debates About Words

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