Yesterday, I saw some people posting a link to an article written by Dr. Russell Moore: Does Jeremiah 29:11 Apply to You?
I think Moore hits on some very good points. One point he emphasizes is how this verse is situated within the context of Jeremiah 29, as well as the whole book of Jeremiah. As Moore says himself: Continue reading
We’ve heard of the outcomes of many sporting events being reversed (I’m thinking most recently of the LSU-Auburn football game). But a great reversal took place today in the Bible-theological world.
Crossway has admitted it was a mistake to announce that the ESV “will remain unchanged in all future editions printed,” and, therefore, become the ESV Permanent Text. See the article at Christianity Today.
I posted about this decision just a couple of weeks ago. Continue reading
This past week, the ESV (English Standard Translation) team at Crossway made an interesting statement about the unchangeable nature of the translation. Continue reading
Just a few months back, Peter Enns new book hit shelves, The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs. Thanks to HarperOne for the review copy!
The book serves as a kind of “part 2” to Enns’ previous release, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, also from HarperOne. Whereas the former gets a little more into the critical scholarship of engaging Scripture, The Sin of Certainty, gets more into the personal story of Scripture, as well as into Enns’ own story. This I appreciated greatly. Continue reading
The storied accounts of Scripture are there to challenge us, transform us, and shock us at times. However, we have become so acquainted with Scripture that we rarely have such encounters, me included. I’m not necessarily talking about a writhing moment of crying out at the top of our lungs in repentance, though that surely might be needed at times.
But many of these biblical accounts have lost their punch.
Knowing this, I like to re-tell stories at times. I’ve done this before with the Good Samaritan, so I want to do it again. Continue reading