NET, NIV, ESV: A Brief Historical Comparison by Daniel B. Wallace, Th.M., Ph.D., Bible.org. “What I need to know is which version, the NIV or the ESV, has the best scholarly lineage of historical texts. This is really important for me, because I want to work with a translation that is true to our best known, most reliable manuscripts. Which of these two translations comes from the most reliable, historical texts available, and is truest, accordingly?”
An Interview with Vern Poythress on the History of Salvation by Beginning with Moses blog. Dr.Poythress interviewed on the relationship between covenant and kingdom, covenant promises, and other biblical theological topics.
Should I Fish or Lay Low? by Carolyn Nystrom, CT. “Eldredges’s sense of divine guidance makes a Calvinist’s heart burn with envy. Or caution.”
Edmund Burke: Christian Statesman by Fr. Francis Canavan, S.J., Reflections “In the most general terms, Burke’s political theory followed the Christian principle that all authority is from God and is given for the good of the community. The first duty of a Christian statesman is to ‘provide for the multitude; because it is the multitude; and is therefore, as such, the first object . . . in all institutions.’ This duty sets the limits of expediency: ‘Expedience is that which is good for the community, and good for every individual in it.’ It does not justify everything a government may find it useful to do: ‘There are ways and means by which a good man would not even save the commonwealth.'”
Zac’s Blog by Zac Sunderland. “My name is Zac Sunderland and I am 16 years old. I departed June 14th from Marina del Rey, California in an attempt to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world alone by yacht.”
Young evangelicals are up for grabs by Eric Gorski, AP. “When Jessica Stollings learned on Facebook that John McCain had named Sarah Palin as his running mate, the 26-year-old from Bristol, Tenn., took the day off and picked up some campaign yard signs. Just like that, she went from ‘just a voter’ to a McCain evangelist.”
Obama Proves All Too Human by Victor Davis Hanson, NRO. “The loftier the moral expectations Obama created, the more the disappointment grew when they weren’t met.”
Calvin on Property and Business Ethics in Exodus 21-24 by davidwhall, The Calvin 500 Blog. “Calvin’s view of business and property matters will be most clearly detected when he comments on an amplification of the 8th commandment. Other glosses from his commentary in this section will also, however, delineate his views further. Calvin, in a format that is somewhat sophisticated compared to most commentaries, provides a harmonization of the pentateuchal commentary by collating verses from Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy as they amplify each of the commandments.”