The Newness of the Old – IOCS Conference 2018

Dear Friends,

Abstracts are invited for a two-day conference on the theme ‘The Newness of the Old’: Tradition, Doctrine and Christian Life between Preservation and Innovation, to be held at Sidney Sussex, Cambridge (UK), 31st August – 1st September 2018. We would be grateful if you could kindly disseminate this message and/or display the poster in the attachment (last page).

Please send your abstract of 400 words for a short paper of 20 mins to cs300@cam.ac.uk. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 April 2018. Please provide the following information when you submit your abstract:

•    Highest degree received
•    Year degree was received
•    Academic affiliation
•    Academic position
•    Religious/Church affiliation

Keynote speakers include:

•    Dr Brandon Gallaher (University of Exeter)
•    Revd Prof Nikolaos Loudovikos (University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki)
•    Revd Prof Andrew Louth (Emeritus Professor, Durham University)
•    Prof Jens Zimmerman (Trinity Western University)

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Which is the most FAITHFUL translation of the Bible to the original texts? – 1

I have received this question from my virtual friend RomGabe, a Lutheran of Romanian origin, living now in Scandinavia, as a comment to a post on my blog about Southern Baptists banning the NIV 2011 from their shops (redirected from ABP). Since the issue is too important and complex to deal with in a comment, I have decided to respond with a separate blog post. Here it is.

Faithfulness to the Word? Which one?

To be fair, Gabriel, and sorry to say that, I do not share your anxiety about finding ‘the most FAITHFUL translation’ of the Bible. Let me explain.

I believe that the ‘Word of God’, in the highest sense of the word, is Jesus Christ, the son of God. Figuring him out, as much as humanly possible is the most important matter for me. Continue reading “Which is the most FAITHFUL translation of the Bible to the original texts? – 1”

Stars in the Margins: D.H. Williams Quotes on Evangelicals and Tradition « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate

Stars in the Margins: D.H. Williams Quotes on Evangelicals & Tradition « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate.

This is an article (and a book) that every thinking Evangelicals (I am sure there are a few left 🙂 should read. Here are just a few quotes, to wet your appetite:

Evangelicals may not subscribe to the decisions made at Trent, but it is true that once the Bible is detached from the church and its history, the Bible becomes susceptible to anyone who claims to be speaking according to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading “Stars in the Margins: D.H. Williams Quotes on Evangelicals and Tradition « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate”