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Found or Not Found? An Examination of 2 Peter 3.10

August 11, 2013

Let’s briefly take a look at one of the knottiest textual problems in the New Testament: 2 Peter 3.10. For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll set aside issues of canonicity (hotly-contested) and authorship (not Peter) and simply focus on the text of this single verse.

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Love God with all your…

December 17, 2012

In a recent article discussing the New Living Translation, Daniel Block argues in favor of dynamic equivalence translation (“thought for thought”) over formal equivalence translation (“word for word”). He claims that Jesus himself favored this translation philosophy, citing the differences between Luke 10.27 and Deuteronomy 6.5 as evidence. Block says:

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Why I’m Not A Red Letter Christian

October 15, 2012

I’m not a Red Letter Christian. By this I don’t mean I’m opposed to Tony Campolo’s and Jim Wallis’ Christians-for-social-justice movement. I mean it in a very literal sense: I don’t like red text in my Bible. Red letter Bibles print the words of Jesus in red, presumably so that we can better focus on […]

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Which Bible Translation Is Best?

September 26, 2012

From time to time I get asked what the best Bible translation is. This sounds like an innocent enough question, but before answering, it’s important to understand the motivation behind  the question. This inquiry generally comes from one of three types of people: Someone who is relatively new to the Bible and wants some basic […]

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