ESV and “Dynamic Equivalence”?

If you watch this video you will see the ESV translation committee debating how to translate the original languages for words like ebed and doulos, often translated as “slave.” What is notable is the attempt here to find a suitable dynamic equivalent in modern English because the word “slave” has become impossible to use. Is [Read More...]

E-Books, will they destroy the footnote?

Some might say, “well and good,” but others will say, “that’s tragic, or something almost that melodramatic.” But it is true, e-readers tend to speed us up and footnotes ask us to pause and see documentation or they may even carry the idea off to another topic. Anyway, Alexandra Horowitz is not happy about what [Read More...]

Talking Points at GRTS

Last week Grand Rapids Theological Seminary hosted an event for pastors and students (and anyone else) interested in the connection of ancient text to modern culture. The event was called Talking Points: Text and Culture. Three different speakers, with Q&A, flexibility, and a generous break for lunch permitted all of us to interact over the [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more...]


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