Getting Lost in Translation: Which Bible is Right for You?

I read with some interest the article in the Rockdale Citizen last week about a new “conservative” translation of the Bible.  I taught a class on biblical translations once or twice in Sunday school, so these articles always catch my attention. Translating the Bible is a precarious business that requires grammatical approximation and scholarly decision-making. Continue reading “Getting Lost in Translation: Which Bible is Right for You?”

Advent is a time to get excited about Jesus’ birthday!

By this time tomorrow, two of five candles in the Advent wreath sitting on my coffee table will be burning brightly.  Advent, which literally means arrival or coming, is the holy season that unfolds during the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. A candle is lit for every Advent Sunday; a fifth candle—the white “ChristContinue reading “Advent is a time to get excited about Jesus’ birthday!”