The State of Marriage in the United States

A federal judge struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriages yesterday. Fred Clark shared this useful map illustrating the impact that this is having on traditional heterosexual marriage in the United States: Meanwhile, Jeff Carter continued his series of Biblical limericks with one about even more traditional marriage, of a sort that is no longer legal [Read More...]

Warp Speed Jesus (Ascension Day Limerick)

Jeff Carter wrote the following limerick, inspired by my post “Ascension Deficit Disorder”: It is a part of our Christian creed that our Jesus ascended, indeed, but he ‘aint, to this day, escaped the Milky Way, unless, that is, he’s attained warp speed. [Read more...]

Press Publish Interview

Josh Mann has been conducting and posting interviews with Biblical scholars who blog, and the latest one is the interview that I did. Previously he interviewed Peter Head, Peter Enns, Chris Keith, Nijay Gupta, Stephen Carlson, Mark Goodacre (twice), Scot McKnight, Anthony LeDonne, Mike Bird, Jim West, and Ben Witherington. Also relevant to academic biblioblogging, [Read More...]

Thomas Brodie Not Fired

After the sensational headline from last week, it seemed to some that the Dominican Biblical Institute had required Thomas Brodie to resign because of a book he wrote in which he claims that Jesus never existed: Beyond the Quest for the Historical Jesus: Memoir of a Discovery. A new article in The Limerick Leader challenges [Read More...]

Another Chance to Win Theologian Trading Cards

In case you missed it, I’ve posted the winners of the giveaway. Disappointed you didn’t win a set of Theologian Trading Cards here at Exploring Our Matrix? I might still have to pick one more winner, since the winner of the Elisabeth Schussler-Fiorenza signed card and set had not been in touch to provide an [Read More...]

“Magic is Might” Conference at Hogwarts: Call for Papers

Via TheoFantastique, I learned of a call for papers for a conference on Harry Potter. Here are the details: The Harry Potter series has become a publishing phenomenon that has captured the imagination of children and adults all over the world. The stories created by J.K. Rowling have inspired extensive multidisciplinary academic discussion, ranging from [Read More...]


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