Objectives for Young, Textless, & Reformed in 2021

In this post I am going to give an overview of the goals and accomplishments of this blog, as well as provide an outline for what I will be working on in 2021.

Original Goal

The original goal for this blog was twofold. The first objective was to present and defend the historic Protestant view of the doctrine of Scripture. The second was to present a polemic towards the Critical Text using the source material as published by scholars working in the field of New Testament textual scholarship. I have generally avoided writing articles on textual variants unless I can use them to comment on the theological implications of the textual discussion. I see this as the niche I can add most value to and will continue staying in the lane of historic Protestant theology as it applies to this discussion.

Accomplishments

While I can’t speak to how successful I was at achieving my goal, this blog has definitely drawn the attention of many Critical Text apologists, including James White and Mark Ward. I have written 143 posts totaling 249,889 words and has received over 37,000 views since the end of 2019 when I started the site. I never expected this much traffic, which is very humbling, especially for a topic that is so specialized.

Goals Going Forward

This year, I want to make this blog more accessible by organizing the posts into helpful categories and cover any aspects of the conversation that I have not covered yet. The question I have for my audience is whether I should continue writing at a popular level or offer a more technical look at the discussion. I have intentionally avoided being overly technical so that the concepts are accessible by all, but I see the value in writing some articles that can be used as a better resource outside of popular polemics.

User Input & Conclusion

Since I started this blog, I have been overwhelmed by the great feedback and interactions of my audience. I want to continue being accessible to my audience and writing articles “on the fly” as they are requested. Now, to you, my reader. What would you like to see from this blog in 2021? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated in the comments. Thanks again to my reader, I look forward to what this year has to offer.

9 thoughts on “Objectives for Young, Textless, & Reformed in 2021

  1. Thanks for the time and effort you put into this blog. I couldn’t take you enough! It’s always nice to sit back and binge on these articles and gain so much insight into a subject that is trivialized. Mostly, it seems anyway, to turn a profit in creating new bible translations for a country that really doesn’t read their bibles to begin with. Thanks for your hardwork. God bless!

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  2. Hey Taylor,

    As an idea, you could do some blog posts doing a deep dive on the biblical texts that prove providential preservation and maybe some responses to how the critical text camp tries to get around them. From my own personal experience, after realizing that modern textual criticism couldn’t actually produce what I thought it could, it was my examination of John 10:35 that led me to realize the TR position was correct. Regardless, keep up the good work, I appreciate what you’re doing.

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    1. Hi Sean,

      Great idea. I have some articles that go into it, but they are scattered about. I like the concept of putting it all together and the added Critical Text response. Thanks for the input!

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  3. Perhaps you could have a “table of contents” or “Start Here” that will introduce the concepts to new readers in a more simplified manner.

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  4. I find the articles quite good. You could continue as you are doing, writing at the more popular level, but perhaps try interspersing some articles at a more technical level, and see what response they receive.

    By that means you can feel your way, experimenting to see what works.

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