Tim Tebow

Andy Naselli —  August 1, 2011 — 3 Comments

I’m not a Broncos fan, but I’m a Tim Tebow fan.

I’ve heard through some reliable sources that Tebow, an outspoken evangelical Christian, is the real deal.

From what I can tell, he is.*

And I’m cheering and praying for him.

Last week I read his recently released autobiography:

Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker. Through My Eyes. New York: HarperCollins, 2011. 260 pp.

It’s a fun story to read, especially if you like football.

It’s hard not to like the guy: Continue Reading…

Fashion-Conscious

Andy Naselli —  July 30, 2011 — 8 Comments

“I sometimes think no group is more fashion-conscious than the current crop of hipster church planters—except perhaps teenage girls.”

John MacArthur

Christopher W. Morgan, “Inclusivisms and Exclusivisms,” in Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism (ed. Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson; Downers Grove: IVP, 2008), 18, 26, 36:

The Traditional Classification

  1. Exclusivism: Jesus is the only Savior of the world, and one must believe God’s special revelation culminating in the gospel of Christ to be saved.
  2. Inclusivism: Jesus is the only Savior of the world, but one does not have to believe the gospel to be saved.
  3. Pluralism: All paths are valid and lead to God.

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Figure 1. What about those who have never heard the gospel? Continue Reading…

Rodney J. Decker recently reviewed the updated NIV.

The PDF is 50 pages, but the review itself is under 40 pages. (The appendixes start on page 39.)

I read this review carefully last week, and it’s well done.

Decker is professor of New Testament at Baptist Bible Seminary. He’s the author of several books and articles, including these:

  1. Temporal Deixis of the Greek Verb in the Gospel of Mark with Reference to Verbal Aspect. Studies in Biblical Greek 10. Edited by D. A. Carson. New York: Lang, 2001.
  2. The English Standard Version: A Review Article.” Journal of Ministry and Theology 8, no. 2 (2004): 5–56.
  3. Verbal-Plenary Inspiration and Translation.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 11 (2006): 25–61.
  4. Koine Greek Reader: Selections from the New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian Writers. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007.

Dan Wallace just reviewed the updated NIV in four parts:

  • Part 1: A Selected History of the English Bible
  • Part 2: Praise for the NIV 2011
  • Part 3: Weaknesses in the NIV 2011
  • Part 4: Conclusion

Wallace is professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He’s the author of the popular second-year textbook Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament and senior New Testament editor of the NET Bible.

Related:

  1. Rod Decker Reviews the Updated NIV
  2. The Best All-Around Book on Bible Translation
  3. How to Disagree about Bible Translation Philosophy
  4. Reproduce the Meaning
  5. Translation and the Doctrine of Inspiration
  6. Thank God for Good Bible Translators and Translations
  7. The Importance of Dignified Translations
  8. Correcting Bible Translations Can Seem Like This at Times
  9. The Problem of Religious Conservatism
  10. How to Add the Updated NIV to Your Logos Library for Free

If you currently own a Logos 4 base package that includes the old NIV (1984), then you can add the updated NIV (2011) to your Logos library for free.

Details here.

The August issue of Tabletalk includes a 700-word article (PDF) summarizing my book on Keswick theology.

Related: Let Go and Let God?