The Evangelical Textual Criticism blog was founded by P. J. Williams in October 2005 to provide a place for those who wish to discuss textual criticism of the Old or New Testament from an evangelical perspective. Since then, it has included many contributors and many more faithful readers and regular commentators. The blog is currently edited by Peter M. Head and Tommy Wasserman. For those interested in knowing what is meant by the term “evangelical textual criticism,” we have discussed that on many occasions.


The membership of this blog is made up of evangelicals involved in academic study of textual criticism. Those with appropriate expertise and theological convictions who wish to become members (i.e. regular contributors) should email Peter Head or Tommy Wasserman.

Those applying for membership must indicate that they have read either the OT or the NT in its original language(s), should be actively involved in text-critical research, and should be already contributing to the blog through comments. They should provide details of an academic and a pastoral referee, a summary of their academic and/or ministry involvement, a statement of their doctrinal commitment (which may be by reference to various classic evangelical statements of faith, e.g. 39 Articles, Westminster Confession), and an indication of their area of interest within textual criticism.

Non-members who wish to comment are not expected to be evangelical, but they are requested to respect the blog’s ethos.

Current Members

Our current contributors include Peter M. Head, Tommy Wasserman, P. J. Williams, Dirk Jongkind, Christian Askeland, et al. For a full list with relevant affiliations, see here.