Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Bible Translations

Which Bible translation is best?

October 1st, 2016

Many Christians are dissatisfied with English translations that seem biased towards men when, in fact, the intended meaning of many passages is gender-inclusive. So, what is the best Bible translation?
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The Politics of Bible Translations

October 1st, 2014

Did you know that your preferred Bible translation could be a political act? And that the rhetoric about other translations is more about politics than reality? Continue reading»

7 things you may not know about the King James Bible

December 18th, 2013

The King James Version is a great English translation, but is it the best?
This article looks briefly at 7 issues surrounding the translation of the KJV. Continue reading»

Barbara Aland and the Nestle-Aland Greek NT

December 11th, 2013

Most modern translations of the New Testament rely on the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament. One of the small group editors of 27th edition of this Greek New Testament is scholar Barbara Aland. This article provides a brief history of the Nestle-Aland text and a brief biography of Barbara Aland. Continue reading»

Using a Greek-English Dictionary and “Moving Bones”

November 6th, 2012

I pretty much wrote this article just so I could use an excellent quote from Wayne Meeks who cautions that if we translate Greek into English without an awareness of the limitations of dictionaries we are merely “moving bones from one coffin to another”. Continue reading»

The Authority and Authenticity of NT Scripture

June 24th, 2012

Here are a couple of resources that I’ve found very useful and informative in regards to trusting the authority and authenticity of the New Testament. Continue reading»

Women Bible Scholars & Bible Translators in the Church

January 7th, 2012

What does a woman with a call of God to minister do when she is prohibited from being a pastor? Many go back to school to do advanced degrees. How is this increase in biblical and theological scholarship from women being received by the church? And how will it affect the church? [500 words] Continue reading»

The Bible and “Plain Sense” Reading

October 24th, 2011

SInce the Bible is God’s revealed message to humanity, shouldn’t everyone be able to read the “plain sense” of Bible and understand God’s message from them? Continue reading»

So why does Mary Kassian think the new NIV is bad?

October 13th, 2011

Mary Kassian, like some other complementarians, does not like the NIV, 2011 edition. Her article, “10 Reasons Why the New NIV is Bad for Women”, has been doing the rounds, but I honestly do not understand her concerns or her arguments. Continue reading»

Gender Bias in the New Living Translation (NLT)

October 11th, 2011

The New Living Translation (NLT) gives the impression of being supportive of Christian women because it has frequently translated adelphoi into “brothers and sisters”. However, the translation also promotes the concept of male authority in the church. Continue reading»

A Critique of the ESV by Mark L. Strauss

September 24th, 2011

Mark L. Strauss is well known for writing “How to Choose a Translation for all its Worth” in collaboration with Gordon D. Fee. He provides a helpful critique of the English Standard Version (ESV). This critique is a must-read for people who think the ESV is a superior translation. Continue reading»

The ESV Bible’s Men-only Club

March 11th, 2011

Out of the almost 100 theologians and scholars who contributed to the ESV Study Bible not one of them was a woman. Not one! They were all men! Seriously, couldn’t they have included even one qualified woman scholar who has something worthwhile to contribute? [500 words] Continue reading»

Growing as a Christian – Reading the Bible

September 17th, 2009

As Christians we should be growing deeper in our devotion to God, stronger in our faith, and more effective in using our gifts. Reading the Bible can help with these things, and more. Continue reading»

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