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 admit to having a love affair with the ESV for over a decade now. It's not that I absolutely love…

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 that will affect how the English will read.  These decisions are compounded by the very nature of their work--translation--where a…

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 a completely redone text layout and greatly expanded textual and translation-related footnotes.  So far, both regular and large-print Ultrathin reference…

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 questions, I would greatly appreciate it.)  Soon after, I came across these thoughts on bible translation in the preface to…

the real Evangelical disaster...

The great evangelical disaster is that evangelicalism has become synonymous with Republicanism rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ. -- Rachel Held Evans (read more) Rachel's post is right on target with respect to the wearying drone of Evangelicals who equate "conservative" and "Evangelical" with "Republican" rather than anything to…

A Church of Mercy

(cross-posted from simplyxian.com) Protestants, especially conservatives and/or Evangelicals, are often hesitant to champion social causes or acts of mercy...typically equating them with the 'social gospel' of the early 20th century and its associated liberal theology. The connection, however, is clearly unwarranted and unscriptural.  Hopefully that incorrect connection…