Monday, February 23, 2009

Top Blogs - Koinonia

Today in my review of Second Tier blogs, I feature a blog called Koinonia

Koininia is a blog hosted by Zondervan Academics division that is designed to be of aid and interest to those who care about scholarship and, well, academics. Nonetheless, I don’t think one has to be a Biblical scholar or Seminary Professor to enjoy and benefit from the blog.

One of the first things you should notice about it is the theological All-Star line-up of contributors to the blog: Bill Mounce (for Greek students, he has a regular Monday article), Bruce Waltke, Chris Wright, Craig Blomberg, Daniel Wallace, Darrell Bock, Tremper Longman, Walt Kaiser, and more. A pretty impressive bunch! All of whom are Zondervan authors.

They cover a good variety of subjects that are accessible to the non-academic. They use videos quite often, and of course, use this blog to feature upcoming Zondervan publications.

Well, here are my thoughts based on my subjective criteria . . .

Content – Theologically oriented, usually related to the area of expertise of the contributor for the day.

Informative – Yes! You won’t be disappointed.

Current – New every week day.

Interesting – For the most part, there are some days I just say, “na.” But it is usually pretty good.

Creative – Yes, in that this blog has the potential to become real stuffy, but I like that they cover a variety of subjects and they show creativity in the breadth of their topics covered.

Relevant – Yes, especially in keeping us current on new Zondervan publications.

Appeal – Not flashy, but very sleek and clean.

This site is well worth putting on your blogroll, through it you get to rub shoulders with some of the leading theological minds of our day, and that is not a bad thing at all.

3 John 8
Bill H.

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