August 1, 2014
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2002 & 2005 NIV/TNIV Controversy
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CULTURE DIGEST: Cleaner Super Bowl expected; Rolling Stone reverses Bible decision; Hollywood Video may stock porn
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--After the Federal Communications Commission received a record 540,000 complaints of indecency in response to last year's Super Bowl entertainment, the National Football League has taken steps to ensure next week's event will be free of such controversy.
CULTURE DIGEST: Jim Wallis, Dem's favorite evangelical?; Rolling Stone rejects TNIV; Ten Commandments coming to TV
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Scrambling to recover lost ground after evangelicals proved their power in the last presidential election, Democrats are now reaching out to someone who has been characterized as a religious and political anomaly: Jim Wallis.
FIRST-PERSON: 2 denominations worth listening to
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The firestorm of controversy over the TNIV has not cooled down in the lazy haze of summer.
WRAPUP: Southern Baptists hear from Bush, elect new president
ST. LOUIS (BP)--President Bush heralded the Southern Baptist Convention as "a powerful voice for some of the great issues of our time" during remarks live via satellite to thousands of messengers gathered for the 145th annual meeting of the nation's largest evangelical body.
SBC resolution calls for action on clergy sexual abuse
ST. LOUIS (BP)--Messengers called for churches and civil authorities to hold accountable clergy members guilty of sexual abuse in a resolution adopted at the 2002 Southern Baptist Convention.
Mohler, Draper: TNIV controversy makes HCSB translation even more important
ST LOUIS (BP)--The controversy over one Bible translation has helped R. Albert Mohler Jr. shape his opinion about another.
LifeWay stores will not carry TNIV, Draper says
ST. LOUIS (BP)--LifeWay stores will not carry the Today's New International Version Bible, James T. Draper Jr., president of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, told a group of pastors June 10.
TNIV tallies 64 endorsers; opposition statement, 100-plus
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Today's New International Version translation of the Bible, according to an International Bible Society spokesman, "is being widely embraced by the evangelical community."
Translation debate narrows to even 2 words, 'the Jews'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Even two simple words -- "the Jews" -- reflect the debate over changes in the Today's New International Version over its 1984 predecessor, the widely used New International Version translation of the Bible.
Bible society counters criticism of gender-neutral TNIV translation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--An International Bible Society spokesman said May 29 that a statement signed by 100 Christian leaders opposing the Today's New International Version "is not new and continues to misrepresent the changes made in the TNIV" from its 1984 predecessor, the widely used New International Version translation of the Bible.
100 leaders register opposition to gender-neutral TNIV for church use
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A statement issued by 100 Christian leaders May 28 urges against the gender-neutral Today's New International Version's use in preaching or Bible study.
3 key areas of concern raised in opposing gender-neutral TNIV
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The gender-neutral Today's New International Version "has gone beyond acceptable translation standards in several important respects," according to a statement issued by 100 Christian leaders May 28.
Opponents of TNIV compared to those who burned Tyndale
IRVINE, Calif. (BP)--Those who oppose the Today's NIV version of the Bible will be remembered and spoken of in the same breath with those who burned William Tyndale at the stake, according to a professor at Bethel Theological Seminary.
Internet to air Bible scholars' debate over gender-neutral TNIV translation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A debate over the gender-neutral Today's New International Version translation of the Bible will be aired May 21 over the Internet.
Holman Christian Standard Bible: maintaining a faithful heritage
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Yes, a new translation
Ed Blum, general editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, says new Scripture translations will always be needed amid "the explosion of knowledge."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A full-fledged translation of Scripture such as the Holman Christian Standard Bible is an undertaking of biblical proportions.
Among the challenges: addressing questions not just among the HCSB's Bible scholars and editors but also among pastors and church members.
The proverbial question of whether another Bible translation is really needed is always at hand, as is the question that can be posed in myriad ways of why a particular Bible passage has been translated in a particular way.
"The explosion of knowledge means there's always going to be a need for new translations," general editor Ed Blum noted.
The Holman Christian Standard Bible, however, is especially in the spotlight amid the debate over how extensively "he," "him" and "his" should be replaced by gender-neutral language in Bible translations.

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