Duke religion professor and New Testament scholar Mark Goodacre keeps tabs on all things Bishop NT Wrong, an anonymous (at least I think he is) blogger who comments on New Testament studies on blogs. In Goodacre’s tab-keeping, he came across another ‘NTWrong’ who seems to have no knowledge or affiliation with the other (real?) NT Wrong. I don’t know enough about NT Wrong to comment, but I did find Goodacre’s discovery interesting (click here for his post).
NTWrong is a former pastor, whose son is now attending Bible College. New Testament Commentary Survey is written with Mr. Wrong’s son in mind as the primary audience. There is no reason to suppose that thousands of people will make their way to this blog. However, Mr. Wrong hopes the site will be of utility to the occasional individual who stumbles across it.
A quick look around his site shows that he writes his thoughts on Biblical commentaries – many evangelical. Even though NTWrong calls himself a former evangelical, he comments favourably on these.
I haven’t had time to look around the site much, but I find it interesting because he calls himself a former evangelical influenced by liberals (he seems to have a fairly wide gap between these two that I don’t find always fits – N.T. Wright, who he sites, fits in neither the American conservative evangelical side or the liberal side). I also wonder about his son who is in Bible College (which, in the United States are almost always run by evangelicals of the ultra-conservative variety). It bet there’s an interesting story.
Regardless, I imagine he has an interesting take on any of the commentaries, and I would see this as a good resource if someone is looking to buy them or know more about them.