The Most Popular Posts So Far At Exploring Our Matrix

As the blog prepares to relocate, taking a look back is not only appropriate, but perhaps inevitable. It is striking that three of the four most popular blog posts at Exploring Our Matrix (at least since Blogger has been keeping track of stats) relate to movies or TV, while the other relates to annoyingly problematic [Read More…]

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Fun Dies On Facebook

I just saw a comment on Facebook from someone who said “fun dies” a lot. I soon realized that they meant “fundies” and that was being autocorrected to “fun dies.” There is something poignant, and something amusing, about the change. But mostly I’m posting this so that anyone who reads this blog and tends to [Read More…]

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Religion Data

I received an e-mail recently about ARDA – the Association of Religion Data Archives – and thought I would share a link to the site, which looks like it has lots of interesting data (hence the name) collected from surveys about people’s religious beliefs and opinions. I also received an e-mail from Ben Griffith, who [Read More…]

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Quotes of the Day on Evolution and Religion

Here are some quotes that give a sampling of posts about science and faith, evolution and religion, around the blogosphere: Arni Zachariassen writes: Ken Ham gives me hope. His numbers tell me that Christian colleges don’t work with the rigid binaries he works with. Which means that young Christians are introduced and inculcated with the [Read More…]

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The Next Biblical Studies Carnival

This month’s Biblical Studies Carnival will be at Unsettled Christianity. They are promising that it will be the best one ever. Submit your favorite posts! [Read more…]

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Change is Coming: Exploring Our Matrix will be Moving to Patheos Soon!

Joel Watts somehow guessed the news that I was slowly building up to share, and so I suppose it is time to let everyone know, even though more details will have to follow later. Exploring Our Matrix will be moving to Patheos soon! I’m honored to have been invited to join Scot McKnight, Ben Witherington [Read More…]

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If Your Claims Are Unpersuasive, Is It My Fault?

If you have been reading this blog lately, you’ll know that I have been blogging through Earl Doherty’s book Jesus: Neither God Nor Man – The Case for a Mythical Jesus. Apparently, if the supporters of its “conclusions” are to be believed, it is entirely my fault that I am finding the book unpersuasive. It [Read More…]

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Bibliobloggers of the World, Unite! (at least for lunch)

I know that some bibliobloggers will be presenting papers at the International SBL Meeting in July in London, England, and perhaps an even greater number will be in attendance. Should we try to have lunch together one day? I think it would be a particularly good idea if there will be bibliobloggers there who don’t [Read More…]

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Michael Kok is Back

After a prolonged absence from the biblioblogosphere, Michael Kok is back, with a new blog entitled Euangelion Kata Markon. It’s a catchy title, but it seems to me I’ve heard it somewhere before… But seriously, particularly those who remember Mike’s old blog “The Golden Rule” should pay his new one a visit and welcome him [Read More…]

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“How To Lie About Submitting Safe Assign”

“How To Lie About Submitting Safe Assign” That search string brought someone to my blog, and I thought it deserved comment, since presumably the person who searched for it is a student trying to avoid having their plagiarism or cheating detected. It won’t work. If you say that SafeAssign didn’t work and e-mail the assignment [Read More…]

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Change is Coming: Exploring Our Matrix will be Moving Soon!

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Luke Skywalker’s Paternity and Ancient Israelite Cosmology

A friend introduced me to a new blog, Excavating Truth. It didn’t take me long to figure out that this is one I’ll want to link to. There is a three part (so far) series on Ancient Near Eastern Cosmology, and it begins with the question “Is Darth Vader the father of Luke Skywalker?” If [Read More…]

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More Accounts of the Secret Gospel of Mark Conference

I probably should have called it the Symposium on the Secret Gospel of Mark, but I like the mystery inherent in one of the ways the title of this post could be understood. Apocryphicity offers part 1 of Tony Burke’s own reflections, as well as a student’s view.Evangelical Textual Criticism has a guest blog post [Read More…]

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Bob Cargill on Simcha’s Nails

Bob Cargill has a piece in The Bible and Interpretation on Simcha Jacobovici’s recent “documentary” about nails supposedly used in Jesus’ crucifixion. [Read more…]

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