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...]

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...]

Carnival is Coming

Jeff Carter will be hosting the next Biblical Studies Carnival. Let him know of posts related to the academic study of the Bible that you think deserve to be included! [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...]

Are Biblioblogs Dying?

Brian LePort and then Claude Mariottini asked whether biblioblogs are dying. No, they aren't. Of course, Brian went on to ask the question in a manner more focused on blogs about the Bible run by laypeople and students. With more professors and professionals blogging, there may well be a decline in interest in some biblioblogs. [Read More...]

Biblical Studies Carnival: Last Call!

Reading Acts posted a reminder about the next Biblical Studies Carnival, which is being hosted at Brian Renshaw’s NT Exegesis blog. Brian has a post which includes a countdown timer until the carnival, and a convenient submission form to submit posts to the carnival. Click through to join the countdown and/or the submission process! And [Read More...]

Credentials in an Age of Blogging

Ben Witherington shared the cartoon above. One of the challenges in teaching information literacy and fluency skills is that many of the lines that once distinguished experts from others are not merely blurred but invisible in the internet age. Op-eds for the Huffington Post may be written by people with high levels of expertise in [Read More...]

Slow but Detailed Conversations about Mythicism

I recently mentioned the slow pace at which conversations can take place in the blogosphere. As if to illustrate this point, Tim O’Neill has posted a response to David Fitzgerald’s blog post from almost two years ago, which was in turn responding to O’Neill’s review of the book. I discussed the book here back in [Read More...]

Ten Years Old

Today is the tenth bloggiversary of Exploring Our Matrix. Even before it moved to Blogger, there was a version hosted on my own academic web space. And that is still there! So you can click through and see what things looked like when this blog first began. [Read more...]

New Around the Blogosphere

Here are a few things from around the blogosphere, including a couple that would be easy to miss. First, André Gagné has a blog, which those interested in the Nag Hammadi codices and other aspects of ancient religion will want to keep an eye on. Next, The Ancient Bookshelf is another blog to keep an eye [Read More...]


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