Who Are Your Favorite Well-Known Living Preachers?

UPDATEIn January 2008, the following post was identified as the 16th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 17th most-read post was my interview with Dr. Sam Storms.In this post I simply asked my readers to identify their favorite preachers, and listed my own as well. I saved all of the comments that were made to this post at that time and have now placed them at the end of this post. If you are interested in letting us know who your favorite preachers are, please e-mail your … [Read more...]

Gender and bible translations links

Thanks to all my commentators for a bunch more links on the issue of gender. So in no particular order if you want to follow up on my previous posts on gender and bible translation here are some resources. This might also go some way towards answering David Warnock's call for reasons to trust the ESV.My own cursory glance makes me feel that no one translation has probably got this totally right, or at least they havent got it right for when gender neutral pronouns and the use of words like "man" … [Read more...]

Gender and translation: getting out of my depth……

Help! I seem to have opened a can of worms with my post on gender and translation. Dave Warnock is keen to point out his own position and links to a pdf which is very critical of Wayne Grudem's views on this subject. I presume that the article David quotes was written in response to a book-length treatment of gender and bible translations posted at the CBMW website. This book seems to address in great detail many of these issues, and was written by Wayne Grudem and Vern Poythress- two names … [Read more...]

New perspectives on Paul and penal substitution- more audio

Listened to a great talk from Phil Johnson today. It covers N.T.Wright, New Perspectives on Paul, Steve Chalke and the atonement in a very helpful way. Phil has excelled himself and if you are looking for a critical review of Wright then look no further than this talk.Carson has also got some good messages on this subject online. … [Read more...]

ESV: its all Greek to me!

It is possible that a generation of preachers may grow up relying on the great translation work of the ESV and other translations and preaching from the English Bible with infrequent reference even in preparation to the original languages? Would such a situation be less or more problematic for the church than people with the little knowledge that is often described as a dangerous thing attempting to revise Bible translations themselves? How important is it in your view for every preacher to … [Read more...]

ESV: Are commentaries less necessary with the ESV?

There seems to be a conscious effort to incorporate the views of modern evangelical scholars in the ESV often a commentator's alternate reading correcting one of the previous translations proves itself to be reproduced almost exactly in the ESV. Were modern evangelical commentaries consulted in the production of the ESV, and is it fair to say that the need to use a commentary to check the actual meaning of a passage is reduced by using a translation such as the ESV? Would it worry you if the … [Read more...]

ESV: One version for everyone?

One Version to rule them all. One Version to find them. One Version to bring them all. And in the.....oops sorry, wrong post!No seriously back to todays ESV post:What was the main motivation behind the committee in gathering to produce another English translation? Some might argue that another updated translation is not needed when there are so many bibles already in English. Wayne Grudem responds (sorry no video today) We thought that, in the providence of God, there was room for a Bible … [Read more...]

Lets talk about sex…………..and the supremacy of Christ

They say that the Victorians loved to talk about death but never mentioned sex. In the modern world we have reveresed that trend. Todays group book review from diet of bookworms is of a substantial work bringing together contributions from some outstanding Christian authors on the subject of sex and the supremacy of Christ.Contibutors include John Piper, Scott Croft, David Powlinson and Albert Mohler so you should know immediately that you are in for a treat.I often feel that books containing … [Read more...]

Pentecostal and charismatic dialogue

The Internet Monk writes about feeling unable to have a conversation with charismatics. Well Michael, here I am talking and willing to listen- lets interact. Charismatics out there need to hear what this brother is saying about us, and not react by condemning him but by reaching out and learning to give and receive respect and understanding.To take his points one by one-1. The scripture. There are many charismatics and pentecostals who sadly fit the description you give. But we are not all … [Read more...]

Around the sermon sites…..

Phil Johnson is preaching through Galatians whilst at the same site, Don Green is preaching on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. Meanwhile, John Stott (yes he is still preaching!) and others from All Souls are preaching through the gospel of John. C.J.Mahaney, Josh Harris and the rest from covenant life church are preaching through Acts (as is a certain london church I know!). John Piper continues his long running Romans series, the notes for which are worth their weight in gold. Seven sessions … [Read more...]