Thanks for a tremendous response to our survey! We asked you to share your thoughts with us, and you’ve given us a lot of very useful feedback. Although the survey is still open, I wanted to give you a quick update on what we heard and what will (and won’t) be changing in the near future.
- No Excerpts: In the survey, we asked if we should switch our RSS and email subscriptions so that you only received excerpts of new posts rather than the full-text posts you currently received. Although almost half of you indicated that you didn’t care one way or another, quite a few stated very clearly that you preferred full-text posts. So we are going to stick with our current system and you will continue to receive the full text of all new posts by RSS and email.
- Author info: Quite a few commented on the fact that the posts you receive through RSS or email do not include author information. And that makes it difficult to tell who is writing what. So we are working to address that and you should begin receiving author info with new posts soon.
- Frequency: Several commented that we were posting more often that you’d prefer. But even more mentioned that you liked the frequency and variety of our posts. So we are going to continue providing new content on a daily or near-daily basis.
- Content: I won’t even try to summarize all the great feedback we got on topics that you’d like to see us address. Suffice it to say that you had some really good suggestions, and we’ll try to incorporate them in future posts. At the very least I think you can expect to see more posts on biblical passages, difficult theological issues, and issues in contemporary society.
There are just the highlights, of course. But I wanted to let you know that your feedback was appreciated and will make a difference. (By the way, the survey is still available. So please feel free to continue filling it out and letting us know what you think.)
Before I conclude, I’d like to say a big thank you to all of you for reading our posts and taking the time to pass them along to your friends. We’ve been blown away by the number of people who hear about the blog because of a link that one of you shared through Facebook or Twitter. Thank you! That’s what makes an online resource like this work.
We’ll probably have some more questions for you down the road, but please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any thoughts or suggestions in the meantime.
About Marc Cortez
Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.