Browsing articles tagged with "Bible Archives - Whole Reason"
Oct
31
2014

Spiritual Disciplines 04 – SOAP

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This post is part of a series. This very popular method of devotional scripture study has four steps, outlined in the acrostic SOAP. Begin by opening your journal (this is a written exercise). And by the way, there is an iOS app for this! Check out The SOAP app on iTunes! Scripture Choose the passage you […]

Jul
26
2012

Possible Answers to Jesus’ Failed Prophecies

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You could classify objections to the claims of scriptures in three categories: External – historical or scientific inaccuracies Internal – too many textual variants or obvious interpolations and other later edits Internal – logical inconsistencies In this last category falls the serious objection known as “Jesus’ failed prophecies,” which is discussed in one of the […]

Aug
12
2009

GUIDE: Best Online Bible Tools

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There’s a ton out there.  Here are my favorites so far: Bible Study biblegateway.com – this site I use quite a lot because you can search a passage across many translations at ONCE, and view the differences (try Passage Lookup in the left nav) – includes translations into other languages blueletterbible.org  – all in one […]

Mar
11
2008

Newest Bible translation – LOLcat

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For those of you who are gamers and cat lovers, you already know what a LOLcat is.  Now, the Bible is being translated into LOLcat.  Very nice.  Here’s Job 1:6-12  from the LOLCcat Bible: Teh ayngles wented to seez Ceiling Cat, and Saitin wented two. Ceiling Cat axt Saitin, “Wher wuz u?”  Saitin saied “Oh, […]

Jul
17
2007

TSNT – Pro-gay NT translation? Part II

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In Part I, we examined the TSNT translation of NT passages that deal with homosexuality.   We discussed why this supposedly "gay-friendly" translation doesn’t seem that friendly, and why it may be a translation based on a hermeneutic of common Greek usage, while not considering the theological culture and history of the writer (the Apostle Paul).  […]

Jul
17
2007

TSNT – Pro-gay NT translation? Part I

I just reported on the Study New Testament for Lesbians, Gays, Bi, and Transgender, but this bible doesn't seem to destigmatize homosexuality in its translation of the NT – except that it doesn't use the term "homosexual."  And I must say, its interpretation of the passages, supposedly using the most up to date understanding of […]

Jul
16
2007

TSNT – A pro-gay, pro-woman NT Translation

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Books such as Daniel A. Helminiak‘s What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality have promoted a pro-gay interpretation of both the OT and NT passages that deal with homosexuality.  In general, they take an approach that says (a) that only homosexual (temple) prostitution, and rape are condemned, but not homosexuality proper, (b) that homosexual orientation […]

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