As we get to the end of another year, I thought it would be great to share the top 10 ChurchMag posts. Of course this has been a pandemic / COVID-19 dominated year. There are many things that have happened in the world and in church space but those reflections will be for another post. For now, here are the top 10 ChurchMag 2020 posts.[Read more…] about The Top 10 ChurchMag 2020 Posts – Most Read
While the idea of formal and dynamic Bible translations is useful, there are many nuances in translations that don’t fit neatly into the spectrum. In fact, you can even find details where translations that are considered more formal agree more with translations that are viewed as more dynamic than their formal counterparts. So today, I’m looking at five examples of formal and dynamic translations to inspect some of these issues.[Read more…] about 5 Examples of Formal and Dynamic Bible Translations
When it comes to Bible translations, the formal vs Dynamic equivalence debate is important to understand. These two different approaches are one of the key factors in picking the right translation(s) for you.
In English, we are fortunate to have a multitude of different Bible translations to choose from. At the same time, this wealth of options can feel overwhelming due to the paradox of choice. And if you’ve ever been in a Bible study you’ve probably had the experience where someone started reading and you could have thought they were reading a different passage.[Read more…] about Formal vs Dynamic Equivalence in Bible Translations: The Difference?
The COVID-19 pandemic is the story of the year, and it will be the story that defines much of the 2020’s as a decade. It is so big that it is the backdrop of dozens of other stories and the launching pad for enough grievance pieces to give your sixty year-old aunt enough stuff to share on Facebook till she turns ninety.
One particular windmill that these grievance pieces attack is the closure of churches in several states across the US. I’ve seen an unending stream of articles, blog posts, and social media posts arguing that churches must be opened immediately. Even some of my agnostic / atheistic friends are offended by this outrage![Read more…] about Church Is Not Essential: Lessons From COVID-19
A few months ago I decided to get my Bible reading habit back on track. After some searching, I found the NET Journal Bible and decided to give it a go. Here is a review including a video version with some differences.[Read more…] about NET Journal Bible [Review]
Just over a month ago we started a survey to see how COVID has affected Christians and the role technology has played. How have churches, at least from the perspective of respondents, been affected? We’re naturally curious people and we wondered what sort of trends there might be.
- Has people’s faith been strengthened or weakened?
- What role has technology played in this time?
- What technology have people found the most helpful?
- How have churches leveraged technology during this time?
- What opportunities have been seized or missed?