The King James Bible as Literary Milestone

It is easy to forget what an enormous impact the King James Bible and the tradition of translations in the century before, all based on the original translation work of William Tyndale, had on the English language that we speak to this very day.

For Walpurgis Nacht: Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest

As a literature nerd, the eve of St. Walpurgis' Feast (May Day) cannot come without this short story, originally meant to be the second chapter of Dracula, crossing my mind. Florence Stoker published it after the death of her husband Bram.  Courtesy of Project Gutenberg. DRACULA'S GUEST, by Bram Stoker When we started for our … Continue reading For Walpurgis Nacht: Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest

My Stance on Translations

Over the last couple of years, I've devoted several posts here to the issue of Bible translations. While, in my personal seminary training, I do not yet have enough of a grounding in languages to comment first hand on one-to-one correspondence in English translations, I have sat under several professors here at Southern Seminary well-versed … Continue reading My Stance on Translations

Song of the Week: "Here in America" by Rich Mullins

This is new feature that I'm starting here. I'm going to post, each week, the lyrics of a song that particularly stick out to me. This week: "Here in America" from Rich Mullins' album A Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band. Here are the music video and lyrics:Here in AmericaSaints and children we have … Continue reading Song of the Week: "Here in America" by Rich Mullins

Reviews: ESV with Apocrypha and the NLT Catholic

A few weeks ago, I asked the question: how do you perceive editions including Apocrypha of traditionally Evangelical Protestant translations of the Bible? I got very little response. Yet the issue remains: two major Evangelical translations now feature editions with Apocrypha: The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha (Oxford University Press, 2009) and the New … Continue reading Reviews: ESV with Apocrypha and the NLT Catholic