The Bible – Jerry Sumney’s Interactive Textbook

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to participate in the Patheos book club about Jerry Sumney’s interactive textbook, The Bible: An Introduction. While focused on the academic matters one would expect, such as situating the text in its ancient context, and clarifying scholarly perspectives on matters ranging from its sources to its meaning, Sumney [Read More...]

RSS Feed

Hello blog readers! I hope that most of you who have subscribed to my blog's RSS feed are continuing to see posts appear. But I know that at least a couple of people have found that, since the Patheos upgrade, they are no longer seeing new posts. I thought I would mention it, in the [Read More...]

Patheos Upgrade

The Patheos website will be undergoing an upgrade, a process which will last until sometime tomorrow if all goes smoothly. You should be able to continue commenting and discussing, but I will not be able to post until the upgrade is done. When it is, I'll let you know!   [Read more...]

All-Time Least Popular Posts!

I got the idea from Fred Clark. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Patheos, we were asked to list our top posts. But everyone does that, and so it seems so uninteresting – especially when a list of the most popular posts on this blog are always visible in the sidebar. And so I thought [Read More...]

Patheos @ 5

Today is the date that Patheos is celebrating to mark its fifth year. It was actually founded in 2008 but really began to take off the following year. Today you’ll find lots of Patheos bloggers recapping their experience. I have a round-up of my least popular blog posts of all time to share later today. And [Read More...]

Top 10 Posts in 2013

It is interesting to look back and see which posts on this blog received the most views this year. The blog received more than a million and a half pageviews this year, of which the main page of the blog received the most. But looking at individual blog posts, the top ten most viewed this [Read More...]

Versus

Patheos has a new feature called Versus, which is a place set aside specifically for debate about issues. Take a look, see what’s there to start with, and provide input on what sorts of topics it would be interesting to see debated there in the future – including any that you’d like to see me [Read More...]

Ten Years Old

Today is the tenth bloggiversary of Exploring Our Matrix. Even before it moved to Blogger, there was a version hosted on my own academic web space. And that is still there! So you can click through and see what things looked like when this blog first began. [Read more...]

Marcus Borg Has Been Assimilated!

Marcus Borg has joined the Patheos collective! His introductory post is called “Meeting Marcus Borg Again for the First Time” (many will get the allusion to the titles of a couple of his books). Given that a while back Patheos was compared to the Borg from Star Trek, I foresee numerous puns in that vein [Read More...]


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