James McGrath + Miley Cyrus + Lawrence Krauss – Friendly Atheist = Richard Dawkins?

I’ve gotten quite a number of visitors today from the Richard Dawkins Foundation web site, via a repost there of my recent blog entry about Miley Cyrus, and her tweet of a paraphrase of something Laurence Krauss said. The byline of the repost there says “James McGrath – Friendly Atheist.” I’m not sure whether someone [Read More...]

Pete Enns, The Evolution of Adam: Introduction

Exploring Our Matrix is one of several blogs that is participating in the Pete Enns blog tour, which means this week we will be reviewing Peter Enns, The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2012). Visit the blog tour hub page to find out which other [Read More...]

Jeff Carter Blogs About The Only True God

Jeff Carter has been reading my book The Only True God and yesterday he blogged about it. Please click through and take a look at what he has to say. Thanks, Jeff, for blogging about the book! (I’ve been under the weather with a really bad cold, and so my blogging and even blog reading [Read More...]

Top Posts of 2011

2011 saw the move of this blog to Patheos and the transfer of the archives of older posts from the blog’s old home on Blogger. A retrospective seems to be in order, as the end of my first (partial) year at Patheos draws near. I won’t list top 10s, but will instead mention a few [Read More...]

More Evidence that Creationists are Charlatans

Cdbren has been a persistent commenter on some threads about creationism here, insisting that creationists are not liars and denying his ignorance about science even when it has been blatant. While the ability to edit comments after the fact is useful both for correcting inadvertent mistakes and for covering up evidence of one’s major blunders, [Read More...]

If You Are Seeing Truncated Posts in Your Feed, Please Read This

I’m grateful to commenter Brian for pointing out that some folks have been seeing truncated posts in their subscriptions to the feed from this blog. If that is the case for you, you probably chose to “follow” this blog back when it was on Blogger, and the feed that you subscribed to that way has [Read More...]

Breaking News! Sharing With Google Reader Is Back!

Thanks to ProfHacker for sharing the news that an add-on is available for Google Chrome and Firefox which will restore the “share” function in Google Reader. I am trying it out, and so have put the feed reader with shared items from other blogs back in the sidebar! It took a moment, but soon updated [Read More...]

The Transition is Complete!

One last remaining aspect of the move from Blogger to Patheos has finally been completed. The archives from the old site are now here, and the old address http://exploringourmatrix.blogspot.com now redirects visitors to the blog’s current location. I would be very grateful if readers could help check that the transfer has gone smoothly by poking [Read More...]

Monotheism Interview Series: First Installment with Nathan MacDonald

David Burnett has begun a series of interviews on the topic of monotheism and Biblical studies, over on his blog The Time Has Been Shortened. The first interviewee is Nathan MacDonald, whose work in this area I’m sure will be familiar to many readers. If this field interests you, why not click through and take [Read More...]

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Jesus Blog Tour: Coming in October!

In October, I’ll be one of the participants in a “blog tour” about the book Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus, A: Reading the Gospels on the Ground by Bruce N. Fisk. In the mean time, the publisher will be running a giveaway of books on the historical Jesus, which I suspect that many readers will be [Read More...]

Honorable Mention

I got an honorable mention in the category of “alternative smartass answer” in a competition that Jen McCreight held on her blog. I think I am more pleased by this than I would have been if I had won! [Read more...]


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