Archive for July, 2007

In search of a common Bible, part 2

Posted: 26th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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There’s been some great discussion around the question of whether a common Bible is possible for English-speaking Christians: Doug Chaplin at Metacatholic followed up on my original post with “All for one and one for all”, in which he identifies canon, inclusive language and textual basis as three key issues that would have to be […]

E pluribus unum… In search of a common Bible

Posted: 25th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The HCSB has been getting some deserved blogtime recently, with Gary Zimmerli continuing to comment on his experiences sharing the translation with other Methodists, including his mom, and a new contributor to Better Bibles, David Lang, expressing his preference for the HCSB after years with the KJV, NIV and NASB. In contrast, Doug at Metacatholic […]

God’s Inbox

Posted: 24th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Click the thumbnail for an idea of what God’s personal Inbox looks like…

Stirring the coals and kindling the Spirit

Posted: 19th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

“That is why I remind you to stir into flame the gift from God which is yours through the laying on of my hands. For the spirit that God gave us is no cowardly spirit, but one to inspire power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7, REB) The language of the REB continues to grab […]

Random translation ideas: Psalm 23

Posted: 18th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Every once in a while, I’ll jot down a restating of a verse in the Bible, usually using a phrase I found elsewhere that seems to express an idea particularly well. Earlier tonight I was looking at posts on Jay Davis’ blog and came across his thoughts on Psalm 23; as I was reading this […]

REB selections from 1 Timothy

Posted: 18th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I have the opportunity to read from my compact REB New Testament on the bus to and from work and it’s been a wonderful way to transition through the day. Every once in a while, I’ll find a passage with language that is just incomparable to other translations. These selections from 1 Timothy made me […]

Choosing a modern Bible translation, part 3

Posted: 17th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation

The process of trying to evaluate the bumper crop of modern Bible translations we have available to us today has been very instructional and my own views about what type of Bible might work for me have been refined and come into sharper focus from when I started this journey. I’m coming from 20+ years […]

A new fan of the HCSB

Posted: 16th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation
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Gary Zimmerli has posted on his initial experiences with the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), prompted by what he terms as “nagging”, in part by yours truly: “But when I got the latest “Try it, you’ll like it” a few days ago, I decided this time I’m going to take a truly serious look at […]

HCSB: Still no basic Reference Bible…

Posted: 16th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Bibles & Books

The publishers of the HCSB are evidently continuing their trend of publishing topical Bibles without providing a standard Reference Bible. New this fall will be the following: The Apologetics Study Bible :: “Real Questions. Straight Answers. Stronger Faith. The Apologetics Study Bible will help today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in this […]

Yes, that’s really my name…

Posted: 10th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Personal

I had to chuckle yesterday. I was browsing through my blogroll links, checking out new posts while drinking my morning coffee. Seems like there’s always something new on Iyov’s blog, even if most of it requires more time than I have in the morning to properly digest. In any case, my eye was drawn down […]