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?”

Give it a Rest: Sabbaticals as a Spiritual Discipline

Last week, I was greeted by some raised eyebrows when I announced at church that I was taking a mini-Sabbatical during the month of November.  The idea of a Sabbatical is a bit foreign in Baptist life, so I understand my congregation’s concern; however, taking a Sabbatical is an important part of a minister’s spiritualContinue reading “Give it a Rest: Sabbaticals as a Spiritual Discipline”