Chris Gehrz of Bethel University in Minnesota asked his readership at the Pietist Schoolman to share with him “some indispensable Christian academic Twitter accounts.” Here are the results of the survey:
Christena Cleveland (@cscleve) of Duke University
Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) of Baylor University
O. Alan Noble (@thealannoble) of Oklahoma Baptist University
James K.A. Smith (@james_ka-smith) of Calvin College
Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) of The King’s College
Read all about these tweeters here.
Believe it or not, I also made the cut (@johnfea1). Chris had some nice words to say:
If he never did anything on Twitter, I’d still still hope to be John Fea when I grow up: I don’t know any other historian who so adeptly draws on his academic training for the benefit of public audiences, let alone conservative Christian audiences whose Platonic ideal of a historian is often David Barton. But on top of his widely-read blog, acclaimed books, and new podcast series, John’s decision to take a sabbatical during the election year of all election years has resulted in some pretty compelling tweeting as well. There’s no shortage of opinions about politics on Twitter, but John’s refreshing blend of historical context, insightful analysis, irenic engagement, and humor stands out.
Thanks, Chris. Now I need to get back on Twitter and follow some of these folks!