Monthly Archives: November 2010

Why I Dropped my NIV for an ESV

On my 16th birthday I received, by request, a new Thompson Chain Reference NIV Bible.  As a 16 year old, I had no insights- nor did I consider the need of them- concerning the integrity of the NIV translation.  I simply knew that my new NIV Bible was easier to understand than the KJV I had used up to that point.

As it turns out, by God’s grace, the NIV I was ingesting was actually a pretty good translation overall.  It is a good “middling” of two interpretational extremes.  As a ministry student, which I became just a few years thereafter, one’s translation is never one’s only translation; it is simply the translation one preaches and teaches from.  It is the translation one commits to memory.  I spent over twenty five years doing just that with my (1984) NIV.  Continue reading

The Seven Churches Pt. 3 – Ephesus, pt. A (video)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Seven Churchs (Vlog)

(This is a confinuation of “The Seven Churches” Vlog series on the churches of Revelation 1-3.  You may also want to watch other videos in this series to keep within context.)

  The first church John was asked to address of the seven was the church in Ephesus; a church which received both praise and rebuke from the Lord’s letter.

This week’s study focuses on the commendation to the church.  The rebuke will be dealt with in next week’s study.

Overwhelmingly, it is clear from the letter to the church at Ephesus that the faith entrusted to the saints is indeed something to be contended for: as the Lord himself gives his commendation to his church for not tolerating evil men and heresy.

The Seven Churches – Ephesus, pt. 1 from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

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