Academic blogging in biblical studies and theology has been given a bad rep this year. There wasn’t really a problem with it before, so why now? Anyhow, usually, there comes along some dilettante that presents to the public his or her propaganda based off pseudo-scholarship and misinformation. That’s where blogging can come in. Some people are just in denial that the world wide web is now an extension of the public square, if it has not already become the public square altogether yet.
Good work, Tom Verenna!