I’m certainly not an expert on blogging etiquette, but I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to post a controversial article and then immediately leave town (and your computer) for eight days while others hash out the implications of what you’ve written. But that’s exactly what I did, and I’m here to tell you that I’m committed to making it right. Eventually, anyway.
On September 23, I posted an article entitled “What Exactly Is the ‘Apostles’ Hermeneutic’?” Then I stepped aboard an airplane and headed out to Wisconsin with my wife and children to attend a week-long family reunion (during which my father-in-law surprised us with tickets to this historic event, which was absolutely unbelievable). Now that I’m back, however, I see that some of you have been busy in my absence.
Now I realize that Phil Johnson and the boys get 14 comments in the first 90 seconds after they post—and trust me, I do not envy them—but for us 14 in all is evidence that things are really picking up. On top of that, someone brought my article to the attention of R. Scott Clark, Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Westminster West, and he responded with a post of his own. To which our own Paul Lamey responded, to which Clark responded, etc. etc. etc. Meanwhile, as all this is going on, I’m back in the heartland, throwing down bratwursts and contemplating cornfields.
Anyway, I just got back to my office and my desk is full for the moment, but when it clears a bit, I am planning to read all the responses and post some follow-up thoughts. Unfortunately, that probably won’t happen until some time next week. In the meantime, did I mention that my Packers are 4-0?