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...]

Patheos @ 5

Today is the date that Patheos is celebrating to mark its fifth year. It was actually founded in 2008 but really began to take off the following year. Today you’ll find lots of Patheos bloggers recapping their experience. I have a round-up of my least popular blog posts of all time to share later today. And [Read More...]

Do People Have a Right to Anonymity?

This morning while I was busy with other things, an individual who goes by the nickname “Crude” got into a dispute with a commenter named Stuart32 here on the blog, and posted about it on his own blog “Crude Ideas.” In the process, the question of whether one of them knew something about the other’s actual [Read More...]

Is This Blog Church?

Tim Bulkeley blogged about the subject of the church and social capital. He suggests that, if he preaches on his blog to an audience of hundreds worldwide, in addition to those present in a congregation he is physically present with on Sunday, then there has been a gain, not a loss. That got me thinking. [Read More...]


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