I have long had a widget in my sidebar that shared links to interesting posts and news items elsewhere. Unfortunately, that widget seems to be causing the blog to load very slowly, resulting in error messages and other frustrating experiences for readers. I hope to find a widget that will work without such side-effects, but as you may have noticed, the widget is gone at least temporarily.
But that doesn't mean that you cannot see what I share! All you need to do is add this feed to your RSS reader: http://theoldreader.com/profile/ReligionProf
I'll be curious to know what others think of this option, and whether adding this feed to Feedly or some other such RSS reader is in any way less convenient – or more convenient – than me having the sidebar.
If it does seem less convenient, let me try to make it up to you by sharing some links to things I've found interesting around the blogosphere.
David Capes discusses the famous hymnic Christological passage, Philippians 2:6-11.
Nijay Gupta drew attention to a free sample from a forthcoming book, including a conversation between John Dominic Crossan and Ben Witherington about the message of Jesus.John Byron shared a digital model of Rome.
Jim Davila linked to an article about Gnosticism, with Matrix references. There is also an interesting student article in AGORA journal on Gnosticism, an open-access publication which AWOL highlighted recently.
Jill Moffett Howard reached Krakow.
Pete Enns blogged about the future for Evangelical professors.
William Shakespeare's Star Wars became available for purchase.
Finally, enjoy the beautiful cadences of the Arabic language, employed wonderfully by Farah Chamma to challenge religious extremism in her own tradition.