Giving the Bible Commentwary Another Shot

A good while back, when I first started using Twitter, I had the idea to start a Bible Commentwary.  The basic gist of the idea was that I would choose a verse or passage for a given day (probably not daily as I at first thought) and people would need to comment in 140 characters or less.  The comments could be academic, devotional, antagonistic, … whatever.  I thought this would be an interesting experiment to see what people at the popular level were saying about the Bible.  I even thought it could be a fun and useful teaching tool in a university classroom.  Being very concise statements, a professor could use these short statements to give their classes an idea of what people with a variety of different backgrounds thought particular texts were about without expansive amounts of reading.

At any rate, I’d like to give the Bible Commentwary another shot.  It failed the first go round, but I think I have a lot more people interested in Biblical Studies following me on Twitter now. Of course, I could be wrong and this could be a stupid idea.  But, you can rest assured it is not nearly the stupidest I’ve ever had.

So, here are some of the basic details.  I will post a text on Twitter.  Users can @ reply their comments.  I will give a day or two for comments to come in.  And then, I’ll post the results here on my blog.  I’ve already compiled a list of abbreviations:

Y =YHWH or LORD
G = God
Je = Jesus
A = Abraham
M = Moses
Pe = Peter
Pa = Paul
I = Israel
Ju = Judah

Let me know if you can think of any more.  If the Commentwary takes off, I will probably give it its own space somewhere else.  So, here’s step one please comment below if you think you’ll participate at least sometimes.  Step two – Follow Me on Twitter (if you’re not already).

Comments: