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23 Biblical Studies Twitter Accounts NOT To Follow

It’s not every day that biblical scholars are hilarious…this needs wide dissemination!

Reading Acts

grumpy-cat-meme-twitterI got this idea from John Scalzi, a SF writer who has been writing a blog since before there was such a thing. I read his collection of essays/blogs on a plane this summer (The Mallet of Loving Correction) in which he had a list of “25 Geeks NOT to Follow on Twitter” (@BathingInMayo, for example).

Scalzi’s idea was really a modern version “The Mad Library of Extremely Thin Books” from Mad Magazine. These were books which would be more or less blank inside, something like “Defusing Racial Tension by Donald Trump” or “Essentials of Calvinism by Joel Osteen.”

These are all fake twitter accounts (I hope) in the same tradition as Mad or Scalzi. I worked on this list over the last few months, but finished most of it up at AAR/SBL and thought it would make a reasonable “end of the year” list for Jim West…

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  1. Interesting that there’s a fake account with your name!

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    • Haha, yes…it seems like a friendly and funny way to poke fun of your internet friends. Although I think I can classify Phil as a real-life friend now because I met him at ETS. He was sitting behind me in a panel review of Keener’s commentaries on Acts, and funny enough, I found out on Twitter 😀

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