The Annotated Lamb

Someone sent me a link to this helpful web page, an annotated version of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Classic Genesis from the Peter Gabriel era was often surreal and often drew on classical mythology, with a result that the plot of various songs and albums can be hard to follow. And so, if [Read More...]

V: Healing and Devotion

The first episode of the remake of the sci-fi series “V” didn’t bother keeping the underlying appearance of the visitors a secret. Presumably they figured that, in a remake, there was no point in delaying what for many was common knowledge. The theme of terrorism seems to be an essential in recent sci-fi: Battlestar Galactica, [Read More...]

Evolutionary Theology

Michael Halcomb shared a link to a new blog, created by a former pastor of his, Tim McNinch. The blog is called Evolutionary Theology, and the expressed aim is to engage in theological reflection from an Evangelical perspective while taking the conclusions of modern biology completely seriously. So far he’s asked whether the Bible could [Read More...]

BAR Reprints Morton Smith’s Translation of Secret Mark

Biblical Archaeology Review has reprinted Morton Smith’s translation of “The Secret Gospel of Mark.” [Read more...]

The Da Vinci Brick

After I shared the Brick Testament last supper image, Ari discovered that the artist responsible for it included Mary Magdalene in the painting. The truth about the conspiracy to hide the truth about this shocking secret can be found in his latest novel, The Da Vinci Brick. [Read more...]

Last Brick and Testament

I received an e-mail this morning about a Brick Testament poster that has been made available for sale on the Brick Testament web site. As a fan of the site, I thought I’d draw your attention to this. [Read more...]

500,000!

Today Exploring Our Matrix will have its 500,000th visitor. Very soon, the moment will arrive when there will have been half a million hits on this blog. If you notice that the counter hits 500,000 on your visit, please do make yourself known. But let me offer to all readers a heartfelt thanks to you [Read More...]

V: The Latest Sci-Fi Reboot Starts Tonight

The new version of that classic 80s sci-fi show “V” debuts tonight on ABC. If you never saw the original version, you should probably avoid this “spoiler” at IO9, but if you have even a minimal familiarity with the original series V, you should click through. You’ll get a kick out of it and understand [Read More...]

In The Mail, Hot Off the Presses

A book I’ve been looking forward to reading arrived in the mail today. It is by Judy Klitsner, and the title is Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2009). It relates to the diversity of Scripture, intertextuality and a number of other topics [Read More...]

Neglected Detail in the Blogger’s Code

Greg Laden, the well-known science blogger, mentioned in a post today a stipulation of the Bloggers’ Code that I must confess I was unaware of. He wrote, “it is against the blogger’s code to live blog someone else while they are unconscious.” I was unaware of this, but I assume that it has implications for [Read More...]

Biblical Studies Carnival LXVII

Kevin Scull has posted the latest Biblical Studies Carnival. Lots of great stuff, well worth the wait! [Read more...]

Ray Comfort’s Bananas

The title of this post is an intentional pun, since it could be a reference to the bananas belonging to Ray Comfort or to the fact that he is bananas. Both are relevant, since he is famous for introducing the laughable “banana argument” into the discourse of apologetics. More recently, he helpfully illustrated that scientific [Read More...]

Review of The Burial of Jesus in Interpretation

The latest issue of the journal Interpretation, 63.4 (Oct 2009), includes a review of my book The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith (on p.426). If your library has a subscription to either the Gale Group database or Highbeam, you can probably read the review already. If not, you may have to wait until it [Read More...]

The Only True God Chapter 5: Monotheism and Worship in the Book of Revelation

The Digital Commons at Butler University obtained permission to share an excerpt from my recent book The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context. It is chapter 5, which is on worship, Christology and monotheism in the Book of Revelation. [Read more...]


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