Thanks to Facebook friend, Brian Leport of the Near Emmaus blog for the scoop on a new joint venture between The Gospel Coalition and BibleGateway to discuss English Bible translations and specifically the new NIV. Brian is “a bit skeptical” of the venture because of Gospel Coalition’s role in killing the TNIV.
I vainly felt a bit put out that Better Bibles Blog writers weren’t invited to participate in the venture. But such is hubris. We should be glad that people are discussing how to improve Bible translations and I commend Gospel Coalition and Bible Gateway for opening up a forum for discussion of what has been in the past a very divisive Bible translation update.
No news on when the forum goes live. But please let us know if you hear about a web address to visit.
Update: Nick Norelli rebuts Brian with some vigor here: To Brian LePort on the Gospel Coalition, the TNIV, and Misplaced Suspicions (or, This Comment Got Too Long So I Made It a Post on My Blog)