Roland Boer was kind enough to take the time to respond to my thoughts on his initial post about the critique of idolatry in Isaiah. I do want to respond to his new post, but I really don’t have time today. So for the moment let me just say that Roland’s response is basically the reason why I like the blogosphere and engage with other people in this virtual space. This is an instance where a well-known and established author and scholar has taken the time to engage in discussion with a second year doctoral student. And it’s not like I’m Boer’s student or anything. We don’t even live on the same continent. Additionally, his response is measured and considerate, which it certainly needn’t have been (being a scholar and being impolite are, unfortunately, not mutually exclusive). I still don’t really know how blogging fits in with my broader academic life, but at least one of the reasons that I like it so much is that I get to engage in discussions with exceptional minds. So, thanks for the response Dr. Boer, I’ll give it a think.