Wisdom and Wonder by Abraham Kuyper

I am grateful to Patheos for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Patheos Book Club discussion of the translation of Abraham Kuyper’s book, released under the English title Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art. The book offers a fascinating insight into the question of how Christian faith relates to major [Read More...]

Top Posts of 2011

2011 saw the move of this blog to Patheos and the transfer of the archives of older posts from the blog’s old home on Blogger. A retrospective seems to be in order, as the end of my first (partial) year at Patheos draws near. I won’t list top 10s, but will instead mention a few [Read More...]

When Interfaith Gets Beautiful

Mike Bird wrote a post about the connection between Christmas, December 25th, and the “triumph of Christianity over paganism.” Many pagans were less than flattered or impressed. Star Foster, who blogs about her pagan faith here at Patheos, responded with a post “When Interfaith Gets Ugly.” What struck me most was that in her post [Read More...]

The Transition is Complete!

One last remaining aspect of the move from Blogger to Patheos has finally been completed. The archives from the old site are now here, and the old address http://exploringourmatrix.blogspot.com now redirects visitors to the blog’s current location. I would be very grateful if readers could help check that the transfer has gone smoothly by poking [Read More...]

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...]


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