A New Look at an Old Word

A New Look at an Old Word

Those of us who participated in or at least lived through the hot debates on “inerrancy” that divided the Southern Baptist Convention will recall that a favorite term of its adherents was (and is) theopneustos, a rare word that appears only once in the Bible, in 2...

Battling Over the Meaning of the Bible’s Words

In March, a group known as the Committee on Bible Translation released a new edition of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. The first edition, released in 1984, has been one of the best-selling translations of the Bible in centuries – second only to the...

Why It’s Important to Question the Bible

I was recently engaged in an exchange on Facebook when the question of Paul was raised. In the course of the discussion, I mentioned the fact that some of Paul’s teachings had been used to support the subjugation of women and others. One responder replied to my...