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
Yesterday, I posted an article with some details about the upcoming release of a film based upon the book, The Shack.
I’ve been watching interaction from a couple of different places on social media and, as expected, it is once again stirring up memories of the split-decision from 7-8 years ago when the book was released. Many see the value of the book; many see it as dangerous material.
Because of my recent work around the area of missiology (study of missions), I’m regularly thinking about contextualization. What does it mean to communicate the truth of God, the word of God in a particular context?
In one particular social media place, I offered some thoughts on contextualization of the word of God and so I thought I would post similar thoughts here. Continue reading