Differences between Translations #2 Ben Witherington writing on Beliefnet about the forthcoming 2011 NIV Bible and the politics behind bible translation.
Archive for September, 2009
As a simple but authoritative overview of the Bible, I have found ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Bible: Thumbing through the Old and New Testaments’ by Colin Sinclair to be very useful. Despite the lightweight title, the book is a marvellously detailed resource and provides a full overview of The Bible and how the books […]
It took the Catholic Church over 350 years to recognise it had been wrong about Galileo’s theories and for Pope John Paul II to issue a reversal of his condemnation. By comparison, the 57 years it has taken the British Government to apologise to Alan Turing might seem quick but I’d argue otherwise. This week, […]
Affluent lifestyle creates related expectations, so when we develop an addiction to consumerism we become the authors of our own local problems too. One of the yardsticks for measuring poverty is determining the point at which people are able to participate in society. It doesn’t take much wit to see that the more simply a […]
Finding God in the Shack Spotted whilst browsing in the local branch of Manna.
A while back, I competed a spiritual gifts questionnaire and I was intrigued not only by the results but more so by my initial reaction to them. The top three – exhortation, hospitality and mercy – are not what I would have guessed, or rather, are words/gifts that I haven’t really considered in relation to myself before. […]
Differences between Translations Three interesting NLT blog posts exploring some of the differences between the NLT and other translations and looking at underlying differences between dynamic equivalence (“word-for-word”) translations and formal equivalence (“essentially literal”) translations.
Just found a note of a funny exchange I had with my mobile phone company a few years back… Me: Can you please just put me back on the basic off-peak call plan? Vodafone: “Ah, so you’d be wanting to go on to Gethsemane then?” Me: “Sorry?!” Vodafone: “You’re wanting to go on to Gethsemane […]
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.St. Augustine
If, as our Pastor preached last week, my life’s map is drawn by God, then that map has been coloured in by my children. One’s personal salvation is unique – an amalgam of emotion, spirit, enlightenment, sensation and faith, brought together in one time and one place – just for that individual. For some, salvation […]