Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Biblical Studies Kicks the Bucket

Jim West’s Biblical Studies has been ‘laid to rest’, but, gladly, resurrected as First Baptist Church of Petros.

Here is how he introduces the new blog:

“I have a few minutes so I thought I would offer something of a rationale for this particular site. Readers of various weblogs will know that most recently I redacted the Biblical Theology blog. That blog, it seemed to me, had run its course and it was time for a re-evaluation of its purpose, and my own efforts in the use of this important web communication tool.

So today I laid the Biblical Theology weblog to rest. It's time had come. Though enjoyable, and I believe useful to many, I thought it important to refocus. It has been my very strong feeling since my College days that people in the pew are in need of serious, disciplined, concise, and well researched biblical and theological information. Hence, with the new year comes a new direction in my own efforts in the blogosphere. The former blog focused on Biblical Theology for the academic community- and this blog will focus on biblical and theological studies for the Church itself- the community of faith.

I hope that those who valued the previous incarnation will also enjoy visiting here. Many things will remain the same. Many things will change. Stay tuned!

And for new readers, feel free to make use of the comment feature. Let me, and others, know what you're thinking and about what you are looking for.

I am exceedingly hopeful that amidst the sea of biblical and theological mis-information presently online this page and the companion Biblical Studies Resources pages will be an island of what the author of Timothy had in mind when he described Pastor's as those who ‘rightly divide the word of truth’.”

Well Jim, I wish you all the best with the new blog and hope that it is as entertaining, informative and ‘no holes barred’ as the previous!


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