Merry Christmas!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The preceding Christmas wish is offered in accordance with the Articles of Christmas previously posted on this blog. [Read more…]

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The Fourth Wise Man

“Unbeknownst to most theologians, there was a fourth wise man, who was turned away for bringing fruitcake.” For other variations, click here.   [Read more…]

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Merry Whomas Eve!

Doctor Who is on TV tomorrow with a brand new episode, this year's Christmas special!   [Read more…]

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Speaking Foolishly about God and Tragedy

HT Christians Against the Tea Party on Facebook I’ve commented several times on what prominent would-be spokespeople for Christianity have had to say about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Initially I added additional links I came across to those posts. But there continue to be so many that I thought I should share some [Read More…]

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Another Chance to Win Theologian Trading Cards

In case you missed it, I’ve posted the winners of the giveaway. Disappointed you didn’t win a set of Theologian Trading Cards here at Exploring Our Matrix? I might still have to pick one more winner, since the winner of the Elisabeth Schussler-Fiorenza signed card and set had not been in touch to provide an [Read More…]

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Theologian Trading Cards Giveaway Winners

The time is up for entries in the giveaway – now it is time to pick winners! Using Random.org the following comments and commenters have been selected at random as the winners of one of the three sets of Theologian Trading Cards with a signed card each: 5     Kevin A. Wilson  (Kevin Vanhoozer signed [Read More…]

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N. T. Wright Meme (The Most Interesting New Testament Theologian in the World?)

Someone mentioned an “N. T. Wright” meme, and while they meant a quote from him superimposed on a photo of him teaching, I confess that the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the title of the post looked more like this: As you think about theologians you’d like to see on [Read More…]

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Relief from Noisy Ads

Some of you may have come to this blog and had a noisy ad start playing – probably one for Mucinex and an online drugstore, if your experience was like mine. I think the presence of ads that make noise automatically cheapens web sites and disrupts our enjoyment of them – and it never, ever [Read More…]

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Oh Christmas Tree!

We put up and decorated our Christmas tree yesterday. This morning, while it is still dark, I tried taking a photo. I think the above, taken without flash, does at least some justice to it. We also turned on the lights on the Christmas tree at church yesterday for the first (official) time, too. Now [Read More…]

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Keep (Only) Christ in Christmas

A letter to yesterday's Indianapolis Star had an interesting response to the annual “keep Christ in Christmas” hubbub. What if Christians kept just Christ in Christmas, and let go of all the stuff that is not specifically Christian? What if they let go of the trees, and the gifts, and Santa, and secular Christmas music, [Read More…]

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God and Santa

I thought the video below was a clever challenge to the notion of God as an oversized Santa. I’d say, from my own perspective, that it doesn’t go far enough in moving away from anthropomorphism altogether. But it may be helpful in getting those whose idea of God is one particularly crass form of big [Read More…]

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