Tag: The Bible

  • Open letter to the Bible Gateway

    I would like to encourage you to reconsider your description of Eugene Peterson’s “The Message” at http://bible.gospelcom.net/languages/index.php?language=english&version=MSG . Far from capturing the “subtle connotations of meaning that are often lost in English translations,” The Message often exchanges these connotations for something totally different. Theological concepts are omitted, sin is downplayed – particularly by omitting reference […]

  • A question about Bible “versions”

    The following is my reply to an email sent by a visitor to my website, asking for an explanation of the different Bible “versions.” Please remember that this is only an overview of the topic and is written for one evangelical Christian, by another. Dear [name withheld], Thank you for your question. I will try […]

  • “Thunderwood”

    “Today’s lesson, my child,” said the wizened, old guru to the impetuous, young fool, “is simply this: Never, ever, under any circumstances, cut poison sumac with a chainsaw.” Now, which of these characters best represents Ed? If you voted “wizened, old guru,” well, you haven’t spent enough time around me. Call me. We’ll do coffee. […]