Ben Linus Swaps Hurley for Jesus

Cross-posted from the blog’s new location… Ben Linus and Jesus join forces to fight crime That seemed to me the most appropriate title for the news that I just saw on IO9, that Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel will be the stars of a new J. J. Abrams show, “Person of Interest,” on CBS this [Read More...]

Ben Linus Swaps Hurley for Jesus

That seemed to me the most appropriate title for the news that I just saw on IO9, that Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel will be the stars of a new J. J. Abrams show, “Person of Interest,” on CBS this Fall. Jim Caviezel played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, as well as starring [Read More...]

Commenting

Hi everyone. I’m setting up Disqus comments on the blog, and so hopefully very soon not only will comments you have already made be imported into that system, but features such as subscribing to comments by e-mail, which are the lifeblood of the conversations you’ve come to know and love at Exploring Our Matrix, will [Read More...]

Hello, Patheos!

The generic first blog post is titled “Hello, World!” Since my blog Exploring Our Matrix has been around for years, and is simply moving to a new home at Patheos, I thought I would start with a post introducing the blog and its author to readers who may discover it here for the first time. [Read More...]

Testing, Testing

I have spent quite a bit of time today getting used to the different format of interface, tinkering with the sidebar, and integrating the new blog location and it’s feed into Facebook and Twitter. I won’t be cross-posting this particular post on Blogger, and so if you are reading this on Facebook or Twitter, that [Read More...]

The Most Pure Bible?

I had someone ask me the following question on Facebook, and thought it might be of interest to a wider audience: In your opinion as a Theologist, what is considered the most pure Bible. I want to read the Bible in it’s purest form that hasn’t been edited to benefit anyone. Any suggestions? After asking [Read More...]

The Most Pure Bible?

I had someone ask me the following question on Facebook, and thought it might be of interest to a wider audience: In your opinion as a Theologist, what is considered the most pure Bible. I want to read the Bible in it’s purest form that hasn’t been edited to benefit anyone. Any suggestions? After asking [Read More...]

Exploring Our Matrix Has Moved to Patheos!

Exploring Our Matrix has now officially moved to Patheos. I’ll be working on setting up the blogroll and other sidebar elements in the coming days. But I’ve just posted my first post there, and from now on until the archives of this blog get moved over there, I’ll be posting at both locations. Please update [Read More...]

Biblical Literalism is (Selectively) Controversial in America

David Henson shares how Henry Borga from Palm Springs, Florida has created controversy by asking that his parish literally follow Matthew 5:44, and pray for the soul of Osama bin Laden. http://www.wptv.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=9138 [Read more...]

FAQ for Students Regarding the Rapture

I’m grateful to Charles Häberl for drawing to my attention the following FAQ a professor made for students regarding the rapture, which some professors whose classes are not yet done may wish to distribute to their own students over the next few days: FAQ for my Students: The Rapture Q: With the rapture coming, should [Read More...]

Reasons to Conclude that Morton Smith did not Forge the Secret Gospel of Mark

Tony Burke has shared further thoughts from the Secret Mark conference, and it includes some good reasons to think that Morton Smith could not have forged the Secret Gospel of Mark, as well as reasons to think that he didn’t, including the fact that he spent six years transcribing, translating, and developing his interpretation of the [Read More...]


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