Posted by Pastoral Musings on March 4th, 2011
As much as I’ve become disgusted with the blogging community lately (myself included and Jim West not excluded), I realized today what a blessing it is to be a part of the blogging world.
First of all, Brian lost quite a few books and gained many in return. Why? The blogging community pitched in to help. I like that.
The other thing that hit me is the fact that there is a link between the academy and the common man via Biblioblogdom. If one chooses he may go to the blog of many a professor and read his thoughts, comment on them, and even ask questions. In a personal email today, one blogger with whom I work told me that a particular Greek scholar emails him from time to time to comment on our blog. He doesn’t want to get into debates, yet he interacts via email.
Time would fail me to list them all, but blogging has enabled me to have productive exchanges with Louis Markos, Kenneth Keathley, and Dave Black. That is extremely helpful, and I appreciate their not sitting in some office insulated from the rest of us.
Three cheers for Biblioblogdom!