As I begin this post, Exploring Our Matrix has been part of the Christian Century blog network (CCBlogs for short) for just under three hours. I thought I’d introduce new readers from there to my blog, and regular readers from here to that network.
For those new to Christian Century and its blogs, this magazine is to the Christian mainline what Christianity Today is to Evangelicalism. Christian Century reflects the widespread approach to Christian faith that sees it as essential to engage and embrace science and our developing knowledge in all fields. It also reflects a committment to engaging injustice and societal issues. Read their “About Us” statement for more information, and browse the site and the blogs.
For newcomers to this blog, my name is James McGrath, and I’m associate professor of religion at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. I attend Crooked Creek Baptist Church (an American Baptist church), where I teach an adult Sunday school class that is currently engaged in a series on “When Christians Disagree”. I’ve written three books: John’s Apologetic Christology (Cambridge University Press, 2001), The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith (BookSurge, 2008), and The Only True God (forthcoming from University of Illinois Press, 2009). My interests (and thus subjects I blog about) include religion and science, evolution, creationism and intelligent design, science fiction, Biblical studies, and the historical figure of Jesus.