“The Top Experts In The World Are Ardent Students. The Day You Stop Learning, You’re Definitely Not An Expert.”- Brandon Burchard

Since my post last week “Bibles On Bibles on Bibles” I thought it may be good to hear from some of our leading experts about textual criticism. Check out this article written by Christian Publishing house and check out some of the great resources they provide.

Christian Publishing House Blog

THE EARLY CHRISTIAN COPYISTS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT MISREPRESENTING JESUS_Third Edition The Complete Guide to Bible Translation-2

Edward D. AndrewsEDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored ninety-two books. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

Dynamic equivalent (interpretive) translations are very much guilty of over translating the words of the original text, which might be better expressed as going beyond the words of the authors. The literal and essentially and optimally literal translations may err in that at times they may make poor choices in their translation by either over- or under-translating the words of the original text. Either they go beyond by being interpretive in their effort to convey the meaning of the author as opposed to the words of the author in an English equivalent or the translators in their effort to be literal they fall short of the corresponding…

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The variant readings about which any doubt remains among textual critics of the New Test affect no material question of historic fact or of Christian faith and practice." - F.F. Bruce

Let Your People Glory in the God You Show Them

As a young Church Planter, I love this advice. Tell me your thoughts!!!!!!!!

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Tuesday is for Preaching

“Get saturated with the Gospel.  I always find that I can preach best when I can manage to lie asoak in my text. I like to get a text, and find out its meanings and bearings, and so on, and then after I have bathed in it, I delight to lie down in it, and let it soak into me.” —Charles H. Spurgeon

cited in Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell, page 103.

PreachingAs a church planter, there is always something else to do. If you are truly reaching the unchurched, you are regularly working with people who for decades have lived with destructive patterns of behavior that have crippled relationships to name just one consequence with octopus-like tentacles into every area of life. Frankly, even if you are stealing sheep from other churches (not something I recommend), many times the Christians are just as messed up…

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"Every time we mention God we become Theologians, and the only question is whether we are going to be a good one or a bad one." - J.I. Packer   Recently I was having a conversation with a group of ministers and asked what's their assessment of our need to study theology. And I was actually disheartened... Continue Reading →

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