Books in the Mail and on the Shelf

I have a slight backlog of books to review, but I’m catching up. I finished reading John Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One some time ago, but having decided to blog about each chapter, it will take some time to finish. I’ve been reading Martin Zemmit’s `Enbe men Karmo Suryoyo (Bunches of Grapes from [Read More…]

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Blog Post On FlashForward Leads To Cutting-Edge Scientific Research

Not long ago I posted on the inclusion of a variation on the Schroedinger’s cat thought experiment in the last episode of Flash Forward, and some of the problems with the way they explained it. My good friend Bob Patterson responded to the show’s lack of scientific rigor by undertaking his own experiment on Schroedinger’s [Read More…]

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Pointless Parallels

On the whole I’ve found the textbook I’ve been using for my class on the Bible this semester, Stephen Harris’ Exploring the Bible, to provide helpful information and just about the right amount of it. But the last chapter we read, on the world in which Christianity emerged, had some at one annoying facet. In [Read More…]

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Almost a Literalist

I think this is one of the best cartoons on so-called Biblical literalism I have ever seen (HT Experimental Theology). You may need to click through to get the full-sized version. [Read more…]

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Around the Blogosphere

Claude Mariottini shares a method of sounding academic – automatically! Polycarp shares a quote from John Calvin about “Moses’ science.” Jonathan Robinson talks about contradictions in the Bible. Chris Heard has shared two lectures on the Deuteronomistic History. Mark Goodacre shares a video of Geza Vermes. Ken Schenck shares some New Testament intersections with extracanonical [Read More…]

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A Symphony Of Science Around The Blogosphere

There’s a video featuring “vocals” by Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye that has been referred to on many blogs I read. I only got around to listening to it today, and it is definitely worth sharing. A “Symphony of Science,” some have called it: Elsewhere in science and religion around [Read More…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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