Apocryphal Call for Papers

Tony Burke shared this call for papers on his blog: York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium Series 2015 “Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions” Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha September 24-26, 2015 We are pleased to announce the third of a series of symposia on the Christian Apocrypha hosted by the Department of the Humanities at York [Read More...]

Homophonophobia

Given that a blogger was actually fired from his job for writing about homophones, it seemed appropriate not only to blog about it but also to share the above cartoon. It predates the incident, and yet seems perfectly designed to poke fun at the ridiculousness and sad irony of someone being fired because of a homophone combined with [Read More...]

July 2014 Biblical Studies Carnival

The latest Biblical Studies Carnival is up at the blog Linguae Antiquitatum. And Phil Long has more information about where the next few Biblical Studies Carnivals will be held. [Read more...]

Scholarship and Blogging

Larry Hurtado has expressed some frustration with some members of his blog audience. Here is an excerpt from his recent blog post on the topic: Scholarly work intended to have an impact on the field isn’t done in blogging. The amount of data, its complexity, the analysis and argumentation involved, and the engagement with the [Read More...]

THE James McGrath

My friend and colleague Chad Bauman mentioned on Facebook about someone else who shares his name, but who has chosen – how shall I put it? – a different path in life. Out of curiosity, I checked to see what would happen if I typed in my name, with no added middle initial or other [Read More...]

Blogging as Curation

  From Langwitches Blog. The only thing I regret is that I am sharing this without commenting on it, which is not best practice… Of related interest, here is an idea for a classroom activity centered around the ungooglable.   [Read more...]

Traveling and Blogging

I’ll be traveling again in the coming weeks. I have scheduled at least one blog post for every day that I’ll be away, and so you may not even notice the difference around here, other than that I may respond to comments at what seem like odd times of day. I’ll try to blog during [Read More...]

Quiet Morning

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Comments Cartoons

I was looking for a cartoon to put at the end of my earlier post about blog comments, and found several, which I thought it might be worth sharing in a separate post. [Read more...]

Warp Speed Libertarian Jesus (Comments Now Working)

Thank you to arcseconds for pointing out that comments were not working on two of my posts, Warp Speed Jesus (Ascension Day Limerick) and Socialist Jesus vs. Libertarian Jesus. I believe that comments are now working on those two posts. Please try leaving a comment on one or both of them, not just to help [Read More...]

Travel and Blogging in May

Today I will be leaving for Israel and the West Bank with a group of students from Butler University. I hope to be sharing photos and updates from the trip here at Exploring Our Matrix, as well as on a blog dedicated specifically to that purpose: From Indianapolis to Israel There is also a Facebook [Read More...]


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