The year of the Bible [translations]

As the 400th birthday of the King James Version comes and goes this year, several new Bibles are hitting stores to offer “fresh” translations to a timeless word. ¬†Whether these newbies will find a captive audience and dominate the Bible market as did the KJV is yet to be determined. Regular readers of my columnContinue reading “The year of the Bible [translations]”

2011 NIV vs. SBC: The battle over the bestselling Bible translation

During the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Phoenix held several weeks ago, messengers passed a resolution that “respectfully requested” Lifeway not to carry or sell the newly revised New International Version (2011). A Baptist Press article reports: “The resolution came to the floor when Indiana pastor Tim Overton persuaded messengers to address the 2011Continue reading “2011 NIV vs. SBC: The battle over the bestselling Bible translation”