I was gearing up to announce a winner for the Dale Allison Constructing Jesus giveaway, when I realized something odd. Mark Stevens clearly mobilized people most effectively in getting them to vote for him. But then I noticed that there was no actual entry from Mark! And so they were voting for his entry as the best even though there was no entry from him!
I know Mark had some technical issues with commenting and so he may have submitted an entry that failed to appear. And so it seems that the fairest thing to do is to extend the competition deadline, allowing for new entries and new votes for favorites.
I will declare a winner early next week, and will approach this as democratically as I can. And so that means that all those who entered should mention the competition on their blogs and mobilize people they know to vote for them.