All-Time Least Popular Posts!

I got the idea from Fred Clark. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Patheos, we were asked to list our top posts. But everyone does that, and so it seems so uninteresting – especially when a list of the most popular posts on this blog are always visible in the sidebar. And so I thought [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...]

Patheos Posts on the Real Nye-Ham Debate

Today I made a spoof post about the upcoming debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye, but there have been a lot of more serious treatments of the subject, including a number here on Patheos blogs. Evangelicals are not necessarily more likely to side with Ken Ham than other Christians. Geek Goes Rogue will be [Read More...]

Defining Progressive Christianity

The above definition came my way via the Patheos Progressive Christian portal page on Facebook, although it did not originate there.   [Read more...]

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...]


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