Peter Goeman rang in the New Year with the Biblical Studies Carnival 178, collecting the best posts from the the best biblical and theological blogs in December 2020. He opens with a list of Top Ten lists for 2020, a staple of the media in the last week of the year. As Peter observed, some of the regular blogs were quiet in December. Brent Niedergall issued a challenge to BiblioBloggers for 2021: Get writing! Collaboration is a good thing and blogging is a chance to interact with others while you hone your research and writing skills. To help you out, Brent made six suggested blogging goals for 2021.
Jim West loves end of year Top Ten lists. Speaking of Jim, he will be hosting the Biblical Studies Carnival #179 for January 2021 (posting on February 1). Jim is occasionally active on Twitter, so you can send him suggestions as the month rolls on at @EmilBrunner1 and he might consider them for the carnival.
I think I missed posting the November 2020 carnival from Bobby Howell at The Library Musings. Apologies to Bobby. Not sure what happened there, I blame tryptophan from excessive turkey consumption on Thanksgiving.
I had a good response to my please for volunteers for 2021, we are covered through June. But there is still plenty of time for you to get your name on the list for hosting a biblical studies carnival in 2021. Here is what I have lined up for 2021:
180 February 2021 (Due March 1) Bob MacDonald at Dust @drmacdonald
181 March 2021 (Due April 1) – Amateur Exegete, @amateurexegete
182 April 2021 (Due May 1) – Ruben Rus, Ayuda Ministerial/Resources for Ministry, @rubenderus
183 May 2021 (Due June 1) – Bobby Howell, The Library Musings @SirRobertHowell
184 June 2021 (Due July 1) – Brent Niedergall, @BrentNiedergall
You can contact me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a carnival in 2021. I would love to see some veteran bloggers step up and cover a month in 2021. If you are a new BiblioBlogger, this is a good way to get your blog’s name “out there.”
Check out the Biblical Studies Carnival Master List at the top of this page to visit past carnivals (or mourn over dead blogs).