The world created by biblical bloggers is chock full of interesting conversation. But it is too vast and variegated for any one person to keep up with. In the midst of other obligations, I sometimes find, almost by accident, a pearl of great price in the midst of much that is not. It is no different when I pick up and read a scientific journal in the field. The difference is that, in the case of more academic publications, the “much that is not” is often very long-winded and for that reason a more painful waste of time.
One example of a finely written post I just ran across is by N. T. Wrong entitled “James Barr advises Christians and Scholars to Take the Bible Literally.” He quotes Barr as follows: