Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Theologian Trading Cards: 5 Years Later!

Well its ooooonly been five years since I first published some samples of Theologian Trading Cards here on Christians in Context. The blog was only a few months old at the time, when I remembered an idea I had come up with while sitting in the seminary lounge. Not seriously expecting it to go anywhere, I thought the blog would be my chance to see what people really thought about the concept. So out came photoshop to take a stab at creating some samples- long story short- there were more people who loved the geeky awesomeness of this idea than I had originally anticipated, so I decided to try pursuing the idea with a publisher, and the rest is history....

I have to say that this project turned out to be much more fun (and much more work) than I ever would have anticipated. I learned a great deal; about publishing, and about church history and theology of course. What an experience!

In any case, now that the release is finally coming up in the next couple months (November 20th), I thought I would offer readers a brief update, along with an offer and a request. This set was birthed on the blogosphere- bloggers literally gave it life, and I thought I'd offer some copies for bloggers to review the final product. Hopefully the finished cards will be met with the same enthusiasm that the first samples were met with and people enjoy the set as much as I have enjoyed creating it... but then again who doesn't love baseball cards and theologians- its a match made in heaven...or perhaps a double play (excuse the bad humor please)! If you host a blog, or perhaps write for a print publication and you'd like to receive a galley set of Theologian Trading Cards to review, please send us a note via email through the "contact us" tab in the sidebar. If you would, please also leave a comment in response to the post, so we know the email is coming. Once we correspond with you and make the arrangements, a copy will be sent off in the mail.

I'll trade you two John Calvins and a Tertullian for you review!

3 comments:

BigMitt said...

I sent an e-mail a few minutes ago offering to prepare a review. Thanks, and warm congratulations! Steve M.

Mike Barlotta said...

I sent an email as well. These send really cool (which makes me a theology nerd I guess). ;)

Mrs. David Hankins said...

I'm a little late to this blog post. However, several ladies from our Facebook homeschool group were inquiring about your trading cards this morning and asked if I have reviewed them yet, so I have sent you an email too.