Now, the internets are a mysterious and magical place(s). One cannot be sure what they're thinking or when they will take over and turn against humanity creating the need for Arnold Schwarzenegger to travel back in time to become the governor of California. Even though four searches associated Chris and I with "historical Jesus nerds blog", I am happy to say that we are not nerdy enough to know how all of these zeros and ones work. But, and this is the peculiar part, are we Jesusy enough?
I'd like to think that we are. Chris posts once a week and almost always relates his posts to Jesus research in some way. I post ten or more times a week and (I would guess) relate over 70% of my posts to Jesus research, Jesus cultural, Jesus portraits, Jesus people etc. Yet the Dr. Brown / Cedarville University debacle continues to drive traffic to this site. I think I might have posted on the firing twice in the four months since this blog launched. I have to tell you that I support Michael Pahl and will do whatever I can to help his transition (limited resources that I have at my disposal), but I've tried my best to make this project about something other than the latest heresy trial.
Can somebody please tell me what to make of this information? Is the Cedarville University controversy more interesting than the Jesus' Wife Gospel, or the LCU thing, or the Emmanuel thing? I know that controversy sells, but why do I consistently find my google searches dominated by this particular controversy?