Missing Comments Restored

A blog reader alerted me that the comments on an older post, “Your Daily Dose of Mythicism,” had gone missing. With the help of determined tech support staff at Patheos, those Disqus comments have been restored. There are hundreds of them, and the discussions are arguably the most valuable feature on this blog, and so I [Read More…]

Introducing Religion Prof

I announced earlier that my blog would be undergoing a rebranding, and said that the name would not surprise anyone. ReligionProf has long been my Twitter handle, my nickname on Reddit, as well as being in use in other places – including Hearthstone! And so as I considered how my blog has become so much [Read More…]

Matrix Regeneration

The Matrix movies came out a long time ago – the original film was released in 1999! And so the allusion to them in the title of this blog is seeming increasingly dated. And so I’ve decided that it is probably time to rename this blog – even though rumor has it that The Matrix 4 [Read More…]

Defaulting to Disqus

The World Table commenting system never really caught on here, and so I asked Patheos to switch the default commenting system back to Disqus, where most of the discussion here has continued to take place. I hope this change makes it easier for you to comment! Other changes are coming to the blog soon too… [Read more…]

Patheos Insider

A moment that many readers of this blog have been waiting for has finally arrived. Patheos has created an ad-free subscription option, called Patheos Insider! Just click on the words Patheos Insider on the top left corner of the blog (or use this link), and let me know how things look after you’ve done so! [Read more…]

Live Chat about The Young Messiah

Patheos will be hosting a live chat about the new movie The Young Messiah tomorrow afternoon. You can register and participate here: https://patheos.learnitlive.com/class/8531/Live-Chat-The-Young-Messiah# I may not be able to stay for the whole thing, but I’m planning on being there for at least the first half. Hope you can join us! See also my blog [Read More…]

Welcome to Patheos, Daniel Kirk!

I am delighted to share the news that J. R. Daniel Kirk, a friend and fellow scholar whose blog I’ve regularly linked to and interacted with here, has moved his blog to Patheos. You can find his first post in the new location here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology/2016/01/11/does-god-need-us/ Pay him a visit, add the feed to your subscriptions, and enjoy having [Read More…]

Top 10 Posts of 2015

Over the past year, this blog received more than a million and a half pageviews, by more than 900,ooo distinct users. In the past, I’ve listed the most popular pages of the year regardless of when they were written, and I’ll mention a few from previous years later. But here is a countdown of the top 10 posts [Read More…]

Holiday Shopping

I’m not one of those bloggers who asks for donations – the fact that most of you visit here without using AdBlocker or something similar is quite enough, and I am grateful. But as an Amazon associate, I suppose I ought to let you know that, if you do your Amazon shopping through by clicking here, [Read More…]

Where Jesus Prayed

I am happy to have the chance to participate in the Patheos Book Club about Danielle Shroyer’s book Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminating the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Land. I was eager to participate, since I’ve been to the Holy Land multiple times, and will be leading a group of students traveling there again next [Read More…]