New blog to tackle biblical illiteracy

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LA MIRADA — Biola University's Talbot School of Theology has launched a blog for those who cannot attend seminary. Designed as a free education and public forum platform, the blog will be written entirely by seminary faculty and maintained by 30 professors.

Updated daily, the "The Good Book Blog," aspires to be a vital addition to the online evangelical discourse.

"At a time when biblical literacy is at an all-time low, and there are so many muddled, uninformed views of the Bible, something like The Good Book Blog is such a breath of fresh air," said Brett McCracken, author of Hipster Christianity and blogger. "For a seminary to take its vast academic resources and put it online for the world's benefit is not only to be lauded, but it's to be modeled. More schools should be doing things like this."

Sharing their expertise in areas such as biblical studies, theology, philosophy, spiritual formation, and Christian education, the professors hope to serve others as a way to combat biblical illiteracy, which, according to research from The Barna Group in 2010, is on the rise. With its goal of resourcing the wider Christian world with the insights and scholarship of Talbot professors such as author J.P. Moreland, professor of spiritual formation Steve Porter, and author Clint Arnold, the blog fits well with the mission of Talbot to train men and women in the study of God's Word for the service of his world.

With posts ranging from topics like "Actually Praying" to "Theotechnos: Some Reflections on the Intersection of Social Media and Theology," The Good Book Blog offers resources to Christians at all levels, including professors and pastors.

For more information, visit www.thegoodbookblog.com.


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