Wednesday, June 13, 2007


(Sorry about this one, Jim. It will no doubt embarrass you so just skip it)

Last week, Jim West was much discussed and I wanted to simply point something out (honestly not intended as a polemic against anybody - just to make that clear):

There are few people who give as much time and effort to furthering and facilitating biblically related academic exchange, debate and development in the World Wide Web as Jim West. No, I don't agree with his cessationist position, and I thoroughly discredited his Bultmann business here, but not only did he create the biblical studies discussion list which now serves 760 members in biblically related discussion as well as hosting various colloquiums with top scholars about their works, but he also maintains the extremely helpful biblical studies resources page. On top of that there is his blog. I don't mean this as a sideswipe at anybody, just to say 'gratitude where it's due'.


At 6/14/2007 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless you, good on you,

At 6/14/2007 11:06 PM, Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Well, as one who accidentally started that "kerfluffel," I agree. I just get frustrated that Jim pontificates so often, even issues his own fatwahs, but so very seldom offers arguments. It is frustrating.

At 6/15/2007 12:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

!!! Jeepers, let it go!


At 6/15/2007 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As one who was an outside observer, I was sorry to see what was taking place.

In the end, I don't think anyone came out looking well.

I enjoy reading Jim's blog and I appreciate the time and effort he puts into it. And I also enjoy the interesting links and articles he points out. Thanks Jim.

So I think everyone should step back and chill out. Life is too short and important for this kind of nonsense.

And Chris, thank you for bringing some balance into the picture.

I love what Steph said: Good on you!

John McBryde

At 6/15/2007 7:04 PM, Anonymous Brandon Wason said...

You forgot the most important thing! Jim West is the co-editor of!

At 6/16/2007 12:53 AM, Anonymous Jim said...

Well what an evil lot you all are! ;-)

Now stop talking about me and talk about something interesting, like the fact that of all the biblioblogs technorati ranks mine as second in authority only to mark goodacres....

so, in the words of the immortal teletubbies- ;-P

At 6/16/2007 4:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

....said steph

At 6/16/2007 4:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you shouldn't be eavesdropping... I'll set Delilah on you and you know you are allergic to her!


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