Ancient Monotheistic Worship: Sacrifice and Prostration

Ben Witherington reminded us of a recent post on Larry Hurtado’s blog about ancient monotheistic worship. It usefully points out that the defining factor of Jewish piety was not always expressed by means of a creedal statement, but often simply took the form of a refusal to worship any other than God. Note how often [Read More...]

Hot Wheels Fearless Jump at the Indianapolis 500

You may or may not be a fan of racing, but anyone who owned one of the much smaller versions of this Hot Wheels jump track will probably admit that the real life one that featured at the Indianapolis 500 today was kinda cool. Watch these videos of the record-breaking moment. [Read more...]

Star Wars or Star Trek?

TheoFantastique linked to a piece by Janice Vega asking about this, and offered one opinion. What about you? Which do you prefer? [Read more...]

The Sermon on the Plount (Problems with Inerrancy)

Via The New Testament Stumblr I discovered Jeremiah Bailey’s blog, which had the delightful cartoon below illustrating one of the many problems with inerrancy: the extreme lengths to which it often requires one to go in order to harmonize discrepancies. [Read more...]

Networked Blogs on Facebook

I’ve added a widget to the sidebar to make it easier to follow Exploring Our Matrix on Facebook via NetworkedBlogs. And if you have a blog that is part of NetworkedBlogs on Facebook, let me know so that I can reciprocate by following it! [Read more...]

Clergy Letter for Imams (and More From the Evolutionary Blogosphere)

Open Parachute and Panda’s Thumb both report on the expansion of the Clergy Letter Project to include Muslim clergy voices in support of evolution. Also related, Sabio Lantz tells how evolution cost him his job. Jerry Coyne discusses the laryngeal nerve as evidence for evolution. Biologos continues the series on Mesopotamian sacred geography and the [Read More...]

Definitive Guide to Bible Translation Terminology

Eddie at Kouya Chronicle has posted this definitive guide to the way people refer to Bible translations – and what they actually mean. Hilarious and poignant! Meaning Based: “a translation which prioritizes the meaning rather than the form of the original language.” Form Based: “a translation which prioritizes the form of the original language rather [Read More...]

The Insufficiency of Scripture (From the Archives)

There have been books about the “sufficiency of Scripture”, but once as I was reading the Bible I happened across a verse which testifies to the insufficiency of Scripture. 2 John 12 reads: I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit [Read More...]

King for a Day – or for the Month?

This month the blog Unsettled Christianity has pulled ahead of the notorious, totally depraved, WalMart voyeur blog known as Zwinglius Redivivus. It has pulled ahead in the Alexa rankings not just once, but twice. Are we witnessing biblioblog history in the making? Click through and play your part in this historic moment! [Read more...]

In Mythicism but not of Mythicism

It is perhaps ironic that there is a well-worn conservative Christian phrase, of Biblical derivation, which illustrates wonderfully a point that Earl Doherty and Neil Godfrey either are missing themselves, or are fully aware of but hope that their readers will miss, namely that in and of are not universally interchangeable or synonymous. There are [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Almost People

Loren Rosson has a spoiler-full review of the latest episode of Doctor Who. I have felt at a loss to know how to blog about it, but in what follows I’ll just post questions for those who have seen it. If that isn’t you, stop reading now, unless you don’t mind finding out things that [Read More...]


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