Monthly Archives: October 2012

Where HCSB failed

A year ago I wrote an initial evaluation of the HCSB. Over this past year I have used the HCSB more and found it is generally very good. It is one of the final translations we are considering for the … Continue reading

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Wisdom that isn’t always wise

Next to prophecy, wisdom literature is the most misunderstood and misapplied type of writing in the Bible. Many use it as an absolute guide for cause and effect or as general books of common sense that can be applied by … Continue reading

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Bibles in Worship

I didn’t intend to write about our use of GW translation after one week. But a comment triggered something that is pertinent to all translation choices. Someone commented that some people like to read along with the text in their … Continue reading

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One month of HCSB in worship

In September, we used HCSB as the Bible readings included in the bulletin. I had announced the first week about the change. And we began the Narrative Lectionary that same Sunday. So how did it go? No one said anything … Continue reading

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Prayer—“but not that!”

Two recent posts (Too Close, Too Hurtful, Too Important and Prayer at the Deep End) call forth another related post on prayer. The prayer that is followed by “…but not that!” With our older son, the situation got so bad, … Continue reading

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