When I decided to create a blog a couple of months ago, I did so for the pupose of interaction specifically with other biblical studies students (not necessarily only seminarians). I have since discovered, however, that blogging is much more interesting when there is a variety of subjects being discussed (I am thinking of two of my favorite blogs: Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth and Scotteriology).
I have also found that the sheer number of biblio-blogs provide so many potential discussion topics that it is virtually impossible to interact with them all (my reader subscription list is multiplying like a wet mogwai!). I discovered that reading through the many comments is also very fruitful.
Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of my recent venture into the blogosphere (aside from new friendships) is the opportunity to interact with people from other faith traditions. As a pastor, I find that I tend to seclude myself from people with differing viewpoints, except for the occasional dialogue with a lost person or doctrinal discussion with other church members. The demands of sermon prep and congregational affairs consume most of my time (not to mention my four kids!). I live in a rural community, so the likelihood of encountering Christians of other denominations is small. So I enjoy the dialogue with others.
Anyway, this post has turned out to be much longer than I anticipated.
Αυτω η δοξα,