Someone just send me a link to this article by Blake White, a Reformed blogger from the Houston area. (Actually, this is a link to Blake’s blog post. You have to click the link there to read the article itself. Technology, man.)
Anyway, after years of pushing rope uphill (otherwise known as launching the TNIV translation), I don’t normally expect to see articles like this, at least not from individuals of Blake’s theological persuasion. (That’ll teach me to stereotype.)
Blake’s article is called:
(There. Now you have a direct link to the article itself.)
The real reason you should read Blake’s article (that is, if you care about translation-y stuff like this) is because he does a thorough job comparing the updated NIV (replacement to both the old NIV and the TNIV) with the ESV, a.k.a. sacred text of the Neo-Reformed. He also shoots a few holes in the ESV’s smokescreen marketing tactic of calling itself an “essentially literal” translation. (There’s no such thing.)
But I have to confess my favorite thing about the article is what Blake says about his reason for originally switching to the ESV: “John Piper said to.” And he thinks there are plenty of others who switched to the ESV for precisely the same reason.
Sola scriptura, eh? Or is that “sola celebrity pastor”?