SBC and the NIV 2011

This from Life Way’s Press Release: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources voted to continue selling the new NIV Bible in LifeWay stores, approved a new vice president for its largest division and elected new board officers. Meeting Feb. 13-14 at LifeWay offices in downtown Nashville, trustees heard a report from a special [Read More…]

Turkish Translation

I got this letter this morning: Scot, As a student, I get the chance to read here frequently, but not daily. I respect the tasteful and measured discussions presented. I am curious about scholarly thoughts on this new Bible translation issue presented here: As a servant of the global Kingdom with skin in the [Read More…]

Tom Wright’s New Testament Translation

I’m not hearing much chat about Tom Wright’s new translation of the New Testament, called The Kingdom New Testament, but it sure does deserve careful consideration to be on your desk or chair when you read the Bible. I hope everyone gets a copy and puts it next to the Bible they are now reading [Read More…]

CT, the SBC, and the NIV

From CT’s exceptional editorial: At their annual summer convention, the Southern Baptists passed a resolution expressing “profound disappointment with Biblica and Zondervan Publishing House” for publishing the 2011 New International Version, concluding that “we cannot commend the 2011 NIV to Southern Baptists or the larger Christian community.” The resolution strikes us as divisive, shortsighted, and [Read More…]

The NIV and the Southern Baptists

I’ve been using the NIV 2011 and I really like it and I endorse it enthusiastically. It’s now my preaching Bible. I cannot think of a finer group of Christian scholars than those on the Committee for Bible Translation, led by Doug Moo at Wheaton. I know these translators, and they take the Word of [Read More…]

The King James Bible

Last weekend Kris and I were in NYC, in Manhattan, to participate in a wondrous event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The event was sponsored by the American Bible Society, and their office is on Broadway, and the invitation came from my old seminary friend, Phil Towner, who is now Dean [Read More…]


My copy of the NIV Thinline Reference Bible, Large Print (large print edition) arrived, and I encourage you to get one. The Committee on Bible Translation deserves our thanks for their care and their patience — fielding inquiries and pondering suggestions and making corrections and always with more than a few critics looking over their shoulders. [Read More…]

NIV 2011: A Review

I was impressed by the recent review of the NIV 2011 by Bridget Jack Jeffries, a student at TEDS, a Covenant Church member, and a blogger. Bridget’s review is in The Priscilla Papers, and it is a good time to express our admiration and regret at the death of Catherine Clark Kroeger, who began The [Read More…]

TNIV to NIV 2011 (John Kohlenberger)

From CBE by John Kohlenberger. John R. Kohlenberger III (ThB, Multnomah Bible College; MA, Western Seminary) is the author or co-editor of more than four dozen biblical reference books and study Bibles, including the awarding-winning NIV Exhaustive Concordance and The NIV Bible Commentary. What do you think of the NIV 2011? the TNIV? The new [Read More…]

The NIV 2011: All the Changes

I don’t know if you’ve seen this website, but it incredibly sorts out all differences in the NIV, TNIV, and NIV 2011. A must-save link … Thoughts? [Read more…]