Why You Need to Read Different Bible Translations

But at some point late last year, conviction hit me in the face and I felt I had become a Bible translation snob. The ESV had become the Bible. Other translations were less than. And that’s not a good disposition to have. Continue reading Why You Need to Read Different Bible Translations

Review: Gospel Transformation Bible

Gospel Transformation Bible. Edited by Bryan Chapell and Dane Ortlund. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013. $25.93 (Amazon). 1904 pp. Five years ago this month the ESV Study Bible–the “Lexus” of study Bibles, a friend once said–was first published. It has served thousands of Christians well. Now, Crossway has published a new type of application Bible with the same, beloved ESV text: the Gospel Transformation Bible. Bryan Chapell and Dane Ortlund teamed up to edit this new volume, and over fifty scholars, pastors, and ministry practitioners wrote the application notes. In the introduction, Chapell stated that the goal of the GTB is two-fold: to … Continue reading Review: Gospel Transformation Bible

Does God give eternal life to those with faith or obedience?

He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. (Romans 2:6-10) Paul tells us that the people who have eternal life are … Continue reading Does God give eternal life to those with faith or obedience?

ESV Wordle

I found this on Justin Taylor’s blog.  Wordle is a program that makes fancy word clouds from texts and puts the most prominent and frequent words in bigger, bolder font.  Here is the Wordle for the ESV New Testament.  Check out the Wordle for the entire ESV Bible. Continue reading ESV Wordle