I’ve rarely posted so many consecutive articles on a single book of the Bible — a virtual commentary on the Gospel of John.
But the readers have rarely responded so well to an exegetical series. Normally, my verse-by-verse posts draw far fewer hits and comments than topic-driven materials, but John has maintained reader interest very well — and so I’ve just kept on posting.
Normally, I’d have spread the posts forward several weeks, intermingling them with other materials — but I’ve not had other topics on my mind, I’ve been really busy at other matters, and I’ve just really enjoyed reading and posting based on John’s Gospel. I’ve felt driven. It’s page-turner of a book.
I’ve written and taught out of John many times, but this time it was as though reading it for the very first time. It’s been great fun.
But now we come to a fork in the road. My church’s adult Bible class schedule only calls for John to be taught through the end of May, and we’ll be lucky to make it as far as I’ve written (end of John 8; there are several more posts written but not yet published). I’ve done my duty by the church’s adult ed program.
And so, I have this question: Would you like me to press on to the end of John’s Gospel? Or is it time for some variety? (I have no idea what would be next, but that’s not unusual.)