Blogs are allowable as academic sources IF the author of the blog is a “credible source”. The author of this blog, Rev. Dr. James Tino, is a credible source due to his academic credentials and experience. You can view his credentials here.
Here is how you cite this blog:
For In-Text Citation (Paraphrase or quotation): (Tino, Year of post)
Tino, J. (Year, Month Day of post). Title of specific post [web log post]. Retrieved from (URL of
specific post – remove the hyperlink!)
Tino, J. (2014, July 26). What is Mission? [web log post]. Retrieved from
**Note: MLA7 does not require the URL/link in a website citation. However, some instructors still ask for it – double-check if your instructor requires it.
Last, First M. “Article Title.” Web blog post. Blog Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year published. Web. Date Month Year accessed.
Tino, James. “What is Mission?” Web blog post. Mission Matters. Global Lutheran Outreach, 26 July
2014. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.