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…]

Blogging the #AARSBL15 Blogger Session

Rick Brannan and Chris Brady both shared their papers from this year's Blogger and Online Publication session at SBL. Bart Ehrman shared his thoughts about the session, in which he was a panelist. And Tony Burke shared his perspective, having been in the audience. It should not be allowed to go unnoticed that blogging led [Read More…]

The Final Blogger Session #AARSBL15

For the last ever Blogger and Online Publication session, we had two papers and a panel lined up. First up was Rick Brannan, who talked about the process of blogging as a stepping stone to producing a book. He invited the audience to take photos and blog and tweet as he spoke, and so I [Read More…]

Alpha Testing The World Table

You will now see that in addition to Disqus, you have the option to comment using The World Table. This is an opportunity to alpha test this new system and provide feedback not only about technical issues, but also about some things that you already began to talk about on my previous post – the [Read More…]

Coming Soon: The World Table

Patheos has been in talks with The World Table for a while now to bring the two platforms together. I’ve volunteered to be among the first Patheos bloggers to add the comment system to my blog. It looks very promising for precisely the aim that I have always had, which is to foster serious conversation [Read More…]

Troll Amnesty Day

I hereby proclaim this day Troll Amnesty Day. Having recently seen a person behaving trollishly on this blog, and dealt with by commenters here without any need to resort to banning them, I’ve decided to lift all previous bans, and give a second chance to all commenters that have previously been banned. This will also give [Read More…]

Ten Possible New Names

Anthony Le Donne has responded to my question about possible new names for my blog with a list of ten possibilities. Some of my favorites include: Dinosaurs with Saddles Horus Is Just Alright With Me McGrath’s Gaffes The Epistle of St. James the Nonplussed Click through to read the rest of them. From what I’ve [Read More…]

Time for a Name Change?

I’ve been thinking that the Matrix reference in the name of my blog has become rather dated. And so I’m contemplating changing it. Any suggestions for a new name? Should I just call it “James McGrath’s Blog,” or would something else be better? Silly as well as serious suggestions are welcome. Of course, I could [Read More…]

Most Popular Posts of 2014

Below are the nine posts that got the most visits over the past year. Each of them received more than 10,000 pageviews, and #1 post received more than 35,000 pageviews. #9  Ignoring the Most Biblical Explanation #8  Beware of Who’s Who Scams  (this post is from 2011, but since the scams continue, interest in the post [Read More…]

Scenes from #SBLAAR14

A few people took photos of me at the conference, and so I thought I would share them. I have already shared my papers. I felt that all the sessions I was involved in went well. The discussion of Bart Ehrman’s book on Saturday was great. I thought that the mix of people who agreed [Read More…]


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