on praying through the Psalter

It is hard not to love the Psalms. They are earthy and real. They show human emotion at its most soaring and its most base. They are simultaneously reverent and…

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on being slow to speak

I have often repented of having spoken, but never of having been silent. -- Abba Arsenius the Great Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak... -- James This…

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hey, Crossway, thanks for being awesome!

It's no secret that the HCSB is my favorite bible translation with respect to the its combination of translation equivalence with well-written English...with that in mind, however, I must…

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on silence

After posting this quote from Bonhoeffer, I couldn't keep it from running around in my mind: We are so afraid of silence that we chase ourselves from one event to…

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the Lord...a strong refuge

The LORD is good,a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. But he will sweep away his enemies in an overwhelming flood.…

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the HCSB: great but not perfect

In two previous posts (here and here), I touted the excellence of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, but I would be remiss to explicitly or implicitly suggest that the translation…

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the HCSB: matters of style done well

Every new bible translation adopts a particular 'style' or 'feel' to its English.  For the sake of consistency, translation committees are forced during their work to make many stylistic decisions…

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the HCSB: everything I hoped the ESV would be

The ESV is the bible translation I've always wanted and tried to love. I had one pre-ordered back in 2001 in hopes it would be the best bible in the…

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new Holman Christian Standard Bible editions

After making significant updates to the HCSB in 2010 and releasing the superb HCSB Study Bible shortly after, B&H has started releasing some new HCSB reference editions featuring…

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on approaches to bible translation

Last week, I posted a survey on languages and bible preference, which is still open by the way.  (If you haven't spent the 30 seconds necessary to complete its four…

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