It appears that our friend Josh McManaway, stirred by the righteous example of many others, has passed over from the darkness of Blogger to the light of WordPress. However, unlike the glorious company of those who preceded him, Josh did not simply move his old blog, A New Testament Student, but rather has decided to start anew in WordPress. He explains that the move affords him the opportunity to change his blog’s focus to reflect the shift in his academic interests:
So, here I am today – after converting to Catholicism, I left Southeastern. I now am a student at a public university studying both Religion and Classics. I still have a lot of interest in the New Testament – not only in the modern study of the New Testament, but in the ancient as well. [….] This is why I’ve chosen my new blog title: As a “son” (and student) of the Fathers, I’m able to have my cake and eat it too. I’ve stumbled across a field with a pearl hidden within and I’ve sold all I have to buy it. The pearl is the collective wisdom of the Fathers through which I can now read the New Testament.
Josh’s posts have typically been delightfully astute and very interesting to read, and I eagerly anticipate his re-focused offerings over at his new blog, Son of the Fathers.
(Incidentally, it should be noted that Josh is one of only two Papists officially allowed on The Voice of Stefan. The other, of course, is our good friend and almost-neighbor Tim McCormick of Catholic Bibles. There used to be a third, Sr Macrina Walker of A Vow of Conversation, but she has departed the blogosphere. Any others lurking around do so illegally, and had better plead with either Tim or Josh that they request official recognition of their status. ;-))