Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Beauty of Repetition in Bible Translation?

Recently a colleague and I were talking about the Updated NIV.  I told him about the NIV’s oft decision to leave untranslated “connectives, prepositions, pronouns, and so on. A few examples: 1. “So she came running to Simon Peter and … Continue reading

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Meet a Calvinist who is also a Universalist

Robin  Lutjohann, a Master’s student at Harvard Divinity School, and new to blogosphere (his blog), when it comes to soteriology, the doctrine of salvation, he considers himself a Calvinist universalist. In a brief interaction with Rob Bell’s Love Wins, Luther, Calvin, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the lasting impact of the King James Bible

On May 2, this year, the King James Bible will be 400-years old.  I’m 35.  The KJV is the first Bible I ever read as a boy.  The first Bible I ever memorized from.  And it doesn’t matter how many … Continue reading

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The Task of All Christian Scholarship

Recently I read and reviewed Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God (see review).  A passage in the book has stuck with me. Therefore, the task of all Christian scholarship—not just biblical studies—is to study reality … Continue reading

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