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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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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Your Five-Day Weather and Camping Forecast

HT Jesus Needs New PR [Read more…]

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What I’ve Been Reading

HT Brad Matthies [Read more…]

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Virtual Magic Bowl Archive

Thanks to Jim Getz for drawing to my attention something that I must have missed when it appeared on AWOL: The Virtual Magic Bowl Archive. It is a site for a project aimed at bringing not only digital images of the bowls (hopefully including Mandaic ones!), but also scholars working on these bowls, together into [Read More…]

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Quote of the Day (Ken Schenck)

Ken Schenck has a post up that provides today’s quote of the day. It begins with the same theme as David Ker’s book: The Bible Wasn’t Written To You. But then Ken goes on to say something more that even those who get this first point can overlook: The individual books of the Bible themselves [Read More…]

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Ancient World Open Bibliographies Project

Via several different blogs as well as e-mail, an appeal went out today for contributions to the Ancient World Open Bibliographies Project. Click through to learn more. [Read more…]

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Evolutionize Your Life

Those who find the perspectives of Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow helpful in thinking about matters of religion and science may be interested in their next free online seminar, called “Evolutionize Your Life.” [Read more…]

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