Tag: scripture

My First ESV Review: Psalm 51

I haven’t received my free ESV Bible yet, but I thought I’d get the review ball rolling anyhow. I’ll start off with something easy – Psalm 51. It’s my favorite psalm and may even be my favorite bit of Scripture. I’ll review the lexical and grammatical choices made in translating this chapter. Below is the …

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Finally, I've Won Something

I’ve been randomly selected to receive a free copy of an ESV Bible. 🙂 I’ll likely be posting short reviews of it from time to time. If I like it, I’ll push for a version with the deutercanonical books included. BTW, here’s Adrian’s ESV meta-post.

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." – 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) This verse seems to be a favorite among Evangelicals. It's an essential part of the Protestant doctrine of sola scriptura. It occurred to me yesterday that sola sciptura has …

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True Worship

“True worship, whether vocal or silent, is offering one’s self to God = body, mind and soul – for the doing of His will. The fruit of worship is an increasing awareness of the Inward Light [i.e. the Holy Spirit], an experience of God’s love and a fresh understanding of the two great commandments: ‘You …

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The Trilemma: Useless

The so-called trilemma is a popular evangelism and apologetics crutch. As Josh McDowell puts, Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic, or Lord. The originator of the idea, C.S. Lewis, put it this way in Mere Christianity: "I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: …

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