Rafael Rodriguez Reviews My Reading John (Skinner)

Reading JohnMany thanks to Rafael Rodriguez for offering such a kind review of my recent book, Reading John over at the Jesus Blog. I appreciate him taking the time to give it a fair hearing. Also, it’s always gratifying when someone ‘gets’ what you’re trying to do.

I always wanted to thank my blogmate, Nijay Gupta for naming my book the best textbook in his Best Academic Books of 2015 post. Perhaps he’s biased, but I don’t really care!

Now, go and buy a copy or six. I’m planning an addition to my house. 🙂

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Six Years Blogging (Skinner)

BlogI wasn’t really paying attention, but when I got to my office, wordpress.com had sent me a “Happy Anniversary” message. Six years ago today, unemployed with a PhD in hand (and living with a wife and three kids in my in-laws’ home), I started my first blog, PEJE IESOUS. I spent the first four and a half years blogging there and have spent the last year and a half here on Crux Sola, blogging with Nijay.

I’m not sure how “successful” I am or have been as a blogger as it is only one small piece of my life as an academic. However, I have enjoyed it and it has served as a way for me to flesh out ideas and interact with those in the field. I would say, “here’s to six more years,” but I wonder if biblioblogs will even be around then(?). Who knows how things will have changed by 2021? So, instead I’ll say, “Here’s to tomorrow!”