Bible Roulette (Willard)

Although I'm a Christian who is Reformed by conviction, I've been very blessed in many ways by Christian resources that are not Reformed. From C.S. Lewis to Blaise Pascal to Dietrich Bonhoeffer (and others!), I've always enjoyed and appreciated books from other Christian perspectives. I certainly don't (and won't!) limit my reading to "Reformed-only" books.… Continue reading Bible Roulette (Willard)

The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh

 If you're looking for a nicely formatted and carefully edited Hebrew-English Bible, I very much recommend the JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (published in 2000).  I like to have a Hebrew Bible that gives some "helps" for reading, and I'm finding this one to be a good fit for me.  I tried the Reader's Hebrew Bible, but… Continue reading The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh

The NET Bible, Ruth 1:17, and Text Notes

 I've mentioned the NET Bible here before including the fact that I use it quite a bit and appreciate it along with other good translations.  I like the NET Bible because the translation is accurate and readable.  I also like it because it has quite a few footnotes to "show the work" of the translation,… Continue reading The NET Bible, Ruth 1:17, and Text Notes

Taking the Sufficiency of Scripture Seriously (Murray)

 John Murray's article, "The Finality and Sufficiency of Scripture" is a wonderful explanation of those twin biblical truths about Scripture.  One section of this article that I read today had some comments in it that are still applicable for us in our setting: Here, I believe, we have too often made the mistake of not… Continue reading Taking the Sufficiency of Scripture Seriously (Murray)

The NET Bible

 As I've mentioned here before, while I use the ESV it's not necessarily my favorite translation.  Sometimes the language in the ESV is dated (e.g. small in stature, impudence, merry-hearted, etc.).  Other times the grammar/syntax is quite coarse.  I was recently reading 1 Cor. 12:12-26 in the ESV with a friend.  After we finished reading,… Continue reading The NET Bible