Versus

Patheos has a new feature called Versus, which is a place set aside specifically for debate about issues. Take a look, see what’s there to start with, and provide input on what sorts of topics it would be interesting to see debated there in the future – including any that you’d like to see me [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...]

Patheos Public Square

There’s a relatively new feature on the Patheos website: Patheos Public Square. The current topic is “Does America Need a Civil Religion?” [Read more...]

Marcus Borg Has Been Assimilated!

Marcus Borg has joined the Patheos collective! His introductory post is called “Meeting Marcus Borg Again for the First Time” (many will get the allusion to the titles of a couple of his books). Given that a while back Patheos was compared to the Borg from Star Trek, I foresee numerous puns in that vein [Read More...]

New Pages at Exploring Our Matrix

Some of you may have experienced slow load times or error messages on this blog in the past. The cause was apparently my sidebar widget which shared interesting posts elsewhere. If the RSS feed that it was trying to pull failed to respond, the widget would wait for it and the blog page would fail [Read More...]

Blog RSS Feed Options

Hello readers! There are two options when it comes to subscribing to the RSS feed of this blog. If you want to see the entire post in your feed reader, then you should use this one: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/feed If you want to see only a short preview, then you should use this one: http://feeds.feedburner.com/patheosmatrix Thanks for [Read More...]

Jesus and the Bible

This is the latest cartoon from David Hayward: The first point is explicitly stated within the Bible itself: John 21:25. The second is clearly evidenced for careful readers of the Bible. Each Gospel has distinctive stylistic features, and contains material attributed to Jesus which is not found elsewhere and matches the author’s style and emphases. [Read More...]

Blog Issues

As regular readers have presumably already noticed, there are some hiccups with this blog at the moment which are beyond my control. There seems to be a workaround – if you type “cp” in place of “www” in the URL of a page address, you should be able to get there. Commenting works OK. But [Read More...]

Exploring Our Matrix 3.5

I want to let blog readers know that Patheos will be upgrading its website – including blogs – tomorrow, Saturday, May 17th. I won’t be able to post new content between 8am and 8pm. I really hope they have everything working again in time for me to blog about the Doctor Who season finale, “The Name [Read More...]

Why I Am a Progressive Christian

Patheos is doing a series asking us to explain “Why I am a…” in 200 words or less. I just wasted some of my word limit telling you that, so I'll get on with it. Before I was a progressive Christian I was a conservative Evangelical Christian, and before I was a conservative Evangelical Christian [Read More...]

The Burial of Jesus

Due to some sort of glitch on Amazon.com, my ebook The Burial of Jesus: What Does History Have to Do with Faith? (Patheos Press, 2012) was not available for purchase. I am not sure how long this was the case, but I thought I should announce here that it is available again, still at the low [Read More...]


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