Does Seminary Education Have a Future?

I unfortunately didn’t find the time to chime in myself, but Patheos hosted a multi-blog conversation on the future of seminary education, and I wanted to at least link to it and share it with you. If you have any thoughts about the subject, feel free to leave a comment, whether here or on one [Read More...]

Progressive Christianity and the Bible

My contribution to the Patheos symposium on progressive Christianity, entitled “Progressive Christianity and the Bible,” has been posted. Click through to read it, then come back here to discuss it, if you’re so inclined! [Read more...]

Symposium on Progressive Christianity

Patheos is hosting a symposium on progressive Christianity. I’ll let you know when my contribution to it appears, but in the mean time, here is the link to the main page of the symposium so far. [Read more...]

Prove John Hobbins Wrong: Criticize Patheos!

I shared a link in my last post, but I think this deserves a post of its own. John Hobbins has shared why he can’t recommend Patheos. I can understand some of his points, while others I think are off target. But one in particular seems way off base, the idea that by joining Patheos, [Read More...]

Conversations Around the Blogosphere

Here are some links to posts either directly responding to, or simply on the same topic as, recent posts here at Exploring Our Matrix. Daniel Kirk, Brian LePort, Joel Watts and Tom Verenna chime in on the Shema and Pauline monotheism. Tom also explains why he is no longer a “mythicist.” More people have joined [Read More...]

A Hundred Posts, A Thousand Comments

I’d say that Exploring Our Matrix is off to a pretty good start here at its new location on the Patheos site. Today it reached a hundred posts and exceeded a thousand comments. While I think that this suggests that all is well, milestones like this provide a good opportunity for reflection and feedback. So [Read More...]

From The Archives

The kind technology people at Patheos are working on getting the archives from the Blogger site moved here. In the mean time, I think I’ll start doing something I did from time to time on the old site as well, namely post something “From the Archives” (which I’ll label as such), an older post which, [Read More...]

Hello, Patheos!

The generic first blog post is titled “Hello, World!” Since my blog Exploring Our Matrix has been around for years, and is simply moving to a new home at Patheos, I thought I would start with a post introducing the blog and its author to readers who may discover it here for the first time. [Read More...]


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