Archive for July, 2008

The amplified woman

Posted: 30th July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

No, I’m not talking about Joyce Meyer. In the comments to Rick Mansfield’s missive on the rising fortunes of the NLT translation, there was an interesting side discussion about the Amplified Bible, which is seemingly unique in its effort to catch the range of functional meanings of a passage through the use of multiple renderings […]

A weekend up north

Posted: 28th July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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We returned Sunday night from a busy weekend “up north” with friends Mark and Lin at Mark’s parents’ “cabin” (house) in New York Mills, about 190 miles to the northwest of Minneapolis. We left Friday night after dinner and, after a rapid series of bathroom stops for the boys, finally arrived around 11pm. After getting […]

The business of Bibles

Posted: 28th July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Kevin O’Brien has written a thoughtful article on the business of Bible publishing, especially related to the market opportunity of “niche” Bibles. He describes the various factors of “can we?” vs. “should we?” when it comes to making publishing decisions. I’m far too familiar with Kevin’s dilemnas, having spent almost 10 years in the software […]

Just a quick note about the NLTSB…

Posted: 27th July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

First, a huge “thank you” to the team at Tyndale for providing me with a review copy of the NLT Study Bible (NLTSB) to look at and post about. The package arrived Friday afternoon just as we were finishing up packing for a weekend away with friends in northern Minnesota. Needless to say, my planned […]

Sam gets his glasses…

Posted: 24th July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

[singlepic=1217,320,240,,right]Sam’s glasses came in today and he was pretty excited to have them – he kept checking how he saw with them on and with them off. It will be interesting and fun to see how his reaction to things changes – I remember getting my first pair of glasses and realizing that trees weren’t […]

Tennis on a rainy day…

Posted: 23rd July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Future doubles partners? Probably not… [tags=07232008]

NLT Study Bible: focusing on historical context

Posted: 23rd July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Sean Harrison has written a short post on the NLT Study Bible blog about “How is the NLT Study Bible Different?” In it, he makes statements that are music to my ears: Basically, the NLT Study Bible focuses on the meaning and message of the text as understood in and through the original historical context. […]

Kingdom life: “Roommates for Jesus”

Posted: 22nd July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: more fire The New York Press has a compelling story about a communal Christian house in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn) run by blogger Jason Storbakken: [They] are taking part in a form of cohabitation that few young New Yorkers could fathom: communal living with a religious twist. […] It is a multiracial bunch, mostly made up […]

An open response regarding Christian environmentalism

Posted: 22nd July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In the comments to a recent post on Al Gore, Christianity and environmentalism, TC made the following statements (quoted, but edited together – emphasis mine): I’m all for a cleaner environment for our enjoyment and our children’s children, but where is the biblical mandate? […] We’re told in Scripture to love ourselves and not to […]

First look: Oxford Complete Parallel Bible

Posted: 20th July 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

With a mighty swipe, I’ve managed to replace several reference texts on my Bible bookshelf with a single volume. How’s that? With the addition of an edition that’s been out of print for a while, but still shows up at a reasonable price from time to time through online vendors like Amazon. I’m speaking of […]