Three Years and Rolling On
Sometime in July this blog-site rolled past its third anniversary, and I’ve been meaning to observe it here. I shall not rattle on unseemingly, but I do want to note the fact and re-affirm my aim of offering to “blogdom” a site in which I try to focus on matters related to the NT and Christian origins, and reflect the sort of work that scholars in the field conduct. There are lots of other sites, some run by other scholars, some by students, some by amateurs (some of whom seem to have invested an impressive effort to “mug up” on matters), and some (waaay too many) by others who simply have this or that axe to grind and inflict their self-conferred (but unfounded) “expertise” on the world.
I commenced this site to offer to anyone who cares results and opinions from the “workshop” of a working scholar in the field. I’m largely gratified at the responses and the interest shown, which continues to grow (to judge by the escalating number of subscribers). It’s an extra task beyond simply getting on with my own research and publications (largely intended for other scholars and “serious” readers). But I continue to think it worth the effort. Readers can choose where to browse and who to trust. I will continue to set out my “stall” for those who are interested.