How Would You Try To Get Through?

I received an e-mail recently from someone whom I banned for trollish behavior, which seemed to me to be wasting the time of not only myself, but also other commenters. The individual in question was demonstrably dishonest, and refused to interact with evidence. The e-mail illustrates the same persistent claim or belief that the individual [Read More...]

How To Start an Academic Blog

Joshua Mann has written a blog post about how to start an academic blog, gearing up for a presentation on the topic for SBL in November. When I saw the title, it reminded me of the classic cartoon about how become a famous blogger. In much the same way, to become an academic blogger, you [Read More...]

Sometimes You Just Really Love a Post

When Candida Moss tweeted yesterday about our both being in the same place to do interviews for a History Channel show, Dorothy King tweeted the picture below in response, and I wanted to share it with you.     [Read more...]

Technological Transformation

I am writing this on a bus with free wi-fi that will (unless something unexpected happens) take me to Heathrow Airport. That I could pop across the Atlantic for a conference in Oxford for a few days is itself a marvel of technology, but one that has been around for a while now (and was [Read More...]

June 2013 Biblical Studies Carnival

The June 2013 Biblical Studies Carnival has been posted at Blog of the Twelve. In addition, see the monthly round-up of posts about the letter to the Hebrews at Polumeros kai Polutropos. Be aware as well that the Biblioblog Top 50 is back, and is giving the #1 biblioblog of the month status not merely [Read More...]

Vridar No Longer Available

I was in the process of writing a response to Neil Godfrey’s latest accusation against me, when Joel Watts drew my attention to the fact that his blog Vridar has apparently been shut down by WordPress: I hope this is not the result of someone who finds the content on the blog objectionable making a [Read More...]

Upcoming Blog Tour: When God Spoke Greek

Brian Le Port and Abram Kielsmeier-Jones blogged about a blog tour that I’ll also be participating in, and so I will simply quote Abram here: …I’ll be joining a group of bloggers in reviewing Timothy Michael Law‘s forthcoming When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Brian LePort at Near Emmaus is hosting. Here is [Read More...]

Sharing Links to Other Blogs and News

I have long had a widget in my sidebar that shared links to interesting posts and news items elsewhere. Unfortunately, that widget seems to be causing the blog to load very slowly, resulting in error messages and other frustrating experiences for readers. I hope to find a widget that will work without such side-effects, but [Read More...]

Amor Tollit Timorem

If you have not yet discovered the Bestiaria Latina blog, you should. In addition to the Latin LOLcat, it also regularly features trilingual gifs of Biblical iconography.   [Read more...]

Only a Game: Religion in Science Fiction

Today Chris Bateman reposted a link to a post about religion in Doctor Who that previously appeared on the blog Only a Game. This in turn made me aware that an entire series about religion in science fiction appeared there around the same time. I just found out about these posts, and so have yet [Read More...]

Blog RSS Feed Options

Hello readers! There are two options when it comes to subscribing to the RSS feed of this blog. If you want to see the entire post in your feed reader, then you should use this one: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/feed If you want to see only a short preview, then you should use this one: http://feeds.feedburner.com/patheosmatrix Thanks for [Read More...]


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