Don’t Diss the Blog!

It is an older article, but Jennifer Raff’s piece on differentiating between science and pseudoscience only came to my attention recently (despite the fact that it quotes Doctor Who in the process of making its point!). It suggests the following ranking of sources: I don’t think anyone would disagree about placing YouTube comments at the [Read More...]

March 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival

Jacob Prahlow has posted the latest Biblical Studies Carnival. Click through and enjoy! It includes lots of interesting things from the biblioblogosphere, including calls for papers and more. Thank you to Jacob for hosting the carnival!   [Read more...]

Carnival is Coming

Phil Long shared a call for contributions to the next Biblical Studies Carnival, which will be on the blog Pursuing Veritas, which is new to me. Click through for more details about how to submit a post for this carnival, and where upcoming carnivals are scheduled to me. [Read more...]

Biblical Studies Carnival February 2015

Jennifer Guo has posted the latest round-up of highlights from the past month of Biblical studies blogging. Click through and take a look!   [Read more...]

Blogger and Online Publication SBL Call for Papers

This is a friendly reminder that the SBL call for papers for the November annual meeting closes Wednesday, March 4th. Here is the call for papers for the Blogger and Online Publication Section: The Blogger and Online Publication Section has focused most of its attention in recent years on the blogging side of its name. [Read More...]

Escalating Ad Wars

A site like Patheos depends on advertising. The use of ad-blockers not only places the site’s ongoing existence in jeopardy in the long term, but deprives bloggers of their measly income in the short term as well. I was aware that Patheos was going to try to find a way of delivering one advertisement in a way [Read More...]

Do What You Already Do, Publicly

Donna Yates recently offered this challenge to other academics, and I wanted to share it, since it gets at the heart of what it means to be an academic who blogs, or has a Twitter account, or who is otherwise active on social media: So, dear reader, I challenge you to evaluate your normal routine. [Read More...]

Biblical Studies Carnival

The latest Biblical Studies Carnival is hosted by Vincent Artale Jr., whose first time it is hosting a carnival.Next month’s host will be Jennifer Guo, and it will be her first time hosting, too. She already has a post with a form for submitting links for the February carnival! [Read more...]

Ten Possible New Names

Anthony Le Donne has responded to my question about possible new names for my blog with a list of ten possibilities. Some of my favorites include: Dinosaurs with Saddles Horus Is Just Alright With Me McGrath’s Gaffes The Epistle of St. James the Nonplussed Click through to read the rest of them. From what I’ve [Read More...]

Time for a Name Change?

I’ve been thinking that the Matrix reference in the name of my blog has become rather dated. And so I’m contemplating changing it. Any suggestions for a new name? Should I just call it “James McGrath’s Blog,” or would something else be better? Silly as well as serious suggestions are welcome. Of course, I could [Read More...]

Final Biblioblog Carnivals and Rankings for 2014

Daniel Gulotta hosts his first ever Biblical studies carnival. It includes lots of links that are of interest to readers of this blog, on all kinds of interesting Biblical studies news, including some of the discussions of mythicism. Brian Small shared his monthly round-up of online activity about Hebrews. Peter Kirby shared the biblioblog rankings, [Read More...]


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