The English Bible: From Humble Origins to an Embarrassment of Riches (PART 2)

This article marks the second in a series of posts that will, over the next several months, dive into the exciting — yet at times overwhelming — world of English Bible translations.  Part 1 can be found HERE. English Bible Translation at the Time of the Reformation The problem, as Wycliffe saw it, was that while Latin may have been the common…

The English Bible: From Humble Origins to an Embarrassment of Riches (PART 1)

‘Pastor, which Bible translation is the best?’  I’m not a betting man.  But if I were, I would bet my bottom dollar that most pastors will admit to running up against this question on a regular basis.  The most candid will even admit that they’ve wrestled with this matter themselves.  Some issues in the church are perennial — going back to the…

One New Notification: Pick Up a Good Book!

The following article first appeared as a guest post on Gentle Reformation. If your social media feed is not on silent these days, the ping of incoming alerts has perhaps been more noticeable than ever.  And more alluring if you’re being honest with yourself.  While we complain about being overtaxed by incoming messages by the minute, there’s a part of us that…

God is STILL Building Your Church in this Time of Social Distancing!

Only leave your house when necessary. Keep two metres apart. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Cough into your arm. Don’t gather in large groups. Respiratory droplets. Community transmission. Flattening the curve. Asymptomatic. Pre-symptomatic. N-95 masks. Ventilators. Insert your own term here. It seems that just about everywhere we turn (or click!), we are…

A Christian Response to the Coronavirus

Note: The following article was written by the Rev. Warren Peel and published on Gentle Reformation under the title “Christians and Coronavirus” (28 FEB 2020).  Rev. Peel serves as minister of Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church in Northern Ireland, as well as professor of Biblical Greek and New Testament Studies at the Reformed Theological College in Belfast.…