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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.