Well, we’re twelve days and two psalms into the blogging experience. Since the inception of Ophelimos, it’s been clear that this needs to be a Bible study blog. It’s also clear that there is still a long way to go to really be improving the content here. I for one have been blessed by writing each day’s study.
But this isn’t all about me. There are actually other people reading Ophelimos on at least a semi-regular basis. As of this writing, there have been 264 page views of the blog. I don’t think it records every time I visit to update something, approve comments, or check site stats. So that means others are receiving some benefit from reading the studies (or they’re just being really nice to me).
Either way, the question remains, “How can Ophelimos improve?” What are you enjoying about the blog? What would you like to see changed, or even abandoned? Are the posts too long or too short? Would you like to see more variety than just the Psalms study? Are the posts too technical, or not detailed enough? Are you getting anything from the section on the Septuagint?
The list of questions could go on and on. The point here is to make sure that reading Ophelimos is a profitable experience for you, which, by definition, is the purpose of the blog. Any feedback will be appreciated. Leave a comment, or e-mail me at jason [dot] gudim [at] gmail [dot] com.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:
- Josh Skogerboe posted this article right after the links went up last week. It’s an excellent read, and very thought provoking.
- I confess that there’s a little nepotism involved in this one, but I still wanted to link to this post by my sister, Katelyn Gudim. Katie has been doing a fine job blogging most Sundays at Grounded 3:17. She’ll be contributing here from time-to-time as well.
- Another good post by Ryan Egan at I am an Offering. If you’re not reading his and Josh Skogerboe’s blogs on a regular basis, you need to be.
- How do you interpret a passage of Scripture in which God seems to do or say something completely unreasonable? This post does a good job explaining.
- The Church worldwide lost a dear brother in Christ when John Stott passed away this week. There have been numerous articles online about his passing and significance for the evangelical community. Here’s one of them. Stott is a great example of a person you can receive great benefits from, spiritually speaking, and yet disagree with on some points of theology.
- Finally, another article from the Gospel Coalition. This is probably the best thing I read all week long (that wasn’t the Bible, of course). It’s a crucial attitude when looking at any ministry, not just youth ministry.