Very Old, Always New

September 22, 2014 ...

Then the storyteller got on a roll: “All Joseph had was a dream. He wasn’t a prophet. He wasn’t a king. His family abandoned him. His brothers sold him. He was thrown in prison. But he had a dream and that dream got him through the worst of times.” The purpose of the meeting was …

The Popular English Translation

September 22, 2014 ...

It was at the NAE’s initiative that an exploratory committee was formed in 1957, and joined by the Christian Reformed Church in 1961, to research the possibility of preparing a new translation of the Bible. First published in 1978, the NIV was an entirely original translation produced by a committee of 15 scholars from diverse …

The Good News for Everyone

September 22, 2014 ...

At Wycliffe Bible Translators, we believe God wants everyone to have an accurate translation of the Bible in a language they can clearly understand. The good news is that, for the first time in the history of the Church, there are more Bible translation programs underway than there are remaining translations to be started. We …

The Bible’s Impact on English

September 22, 2014 ...

Beyond those two verses, however, what does the average non-church-goer know of Scripture? When new translations appear, secular media usually turn to Genesis 1-3 on creation and the fall, to Exodus 20 and the Ten Commandments, to Psalm 23, or to the Matthean Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12). A small collection of additional allusions to Bible stories …

Reading the Bible in One Year

September 22, 2014 ...

There are many online guides available for download from The Navigators, Bible Gateway, Crossway, Biblica, Ligonier Ministries, The Gospel Coalition, and others. YouVersion, the Bible app, also offers several reading plans for mobile devices. The NAE’s Thru the Bible Reading Guide offers a list of daily Scripture readings in general chronological order with Psalms on …

Q&A With Mark Burnett and Roma Downey

September 22, 2014 ...

A The idea came as a “whisper” in our hearts that turned into prayer as we considered how to get Hollywood to devote prime time to tell the story of the Bible. “Experts” warned us that nobody would watch a Bible series on primetime TV, but 100 million Americans tuned in. The “experts” were wrong. …

The Bible’s Retirement at 50

June 21, 2014 ...

But what about Moses who didn’t start his job as leader of Israel until he was 80 and kept working until he was 120? And then there was Abraham, claimed as the father of the world’s three great monotheistic religions, who became the father of Isaac when he was 100. God is infinitely old. Jesus …

The Humor of Christ

September 22, 2013 ...

I don’t buy this gloomy assessment. Of course Jesus laughed. Realize we don’t have all the information on Jesus’ life in our New Testament. John says that Jesus did many other things that were not written in his book. So the absence of explicit reference proves nothing. We know that God laughs. The psalms tell …