Finding My Christmas: A Personal Journey to Advent

It is no secret that I have had a certain enmity with Christmas for quite a few years now.  As a child, I embraced Christmas as it was given me: Santa Claus, Christmas presents, television specials, and celebrations galore.  Funny, the thing most unimportant about Christmas in those years was the fact that it was … Continue reading Finding My Christmas: A Personal Journey to Advent

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

Survey: "Evangelical" Translations with Apocrypha

With the coming publication of the English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha in a mere couple of days, the ESV will join the ranks of the very few conservative Evangelical Protestant-formed translations to include in at least one edition more than the 66 books we have traditionally considered canon. The ESV with Apocrypha is published … Continue reading Survey: "Evangelical" Translations with Apocrypha

Clarifications on Dynamic and Literal: Capturing the "Real" Meaning

I never meant for this blog to revolve around translations and editions of the Bible. Yet, time and time again, this is something that, when I bring it up, becomes a source of more conversation than any other single topic. In the responses to the previous post (which was really just a redirect to a … Continue reading Clarifications on Dynamic and Literal: Capturing the "Real" Meaning