unsuccessful pitch to be considered for Christian Piatt's "25 Christian Blogs You Should be Reading," I was so pleased to see that we made Chris Gehrz's list of the "10 Blogs By Christian Historians You Should Be Reading."
I’ve complained a couple of times
that Christian Piatt’s recent (very popular) exercise in identifying
“25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading” gave short shrift (both in the readers’ and editor’s versions) to academics — in particular, my fellow historians. To a significant extent, this is the fault of our guild; I’m afraid that Sam Wineburg is generally right
that “We have important things to say but have forgotten how—and to
whom—to say them.” Like many scholars, historians write too much for
each other and too little for the general population.
But there are many gifted historians who regard blogging as an
extension of their callings as scholars and teachers, and several of the
best are Christians. I won’t try for a list of twenty-five, but here
(in no particular order) are ten blogs by Christian historians that you
should be reading — offered in the hope that readers will recommend at
least fifteen more that I’ve missed: (my Recommended Links page includes some more).
And I think the list needs to be expanded to 11 blogs so that we can include Chris's excellent The Pietist Schoolman!!