• History of the English Bible, part 8

    Posted Feb 24th, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    God works in mysterious ways. Isn’t it true that very often the times when we set out the most intentionally to do something great for God, those intentions and initiatives often fall flat? And yet, mystery of mysteries, sometimes when we are seeking something specifically, something entirely different emerges. These, and now I am speaking …

  • Pizza Tonight!

    Posted Feb 23rd, 2011 By in Cadets Blog With | No Comments

    Thx to Sheryle Kazules, we just realized it’s the last Wed. of February. We missed Pizza night in Jan. due to the congregatinal meeting, so we’ll definitely have some pizza tonight. I just put it on the calendar (in case anybody checks it). Plus we’ll do a little work on pinewood derby cars; tonight we’re starting to finish; …

  • Volunteer?

    Posted Feb 22nd, 2011 By in Cadets Blog With | No Comments

    Southern California Cadet Pinewood Derby is coming up on Sat. 3/26. We expect 100-150 cadets, plus various counselors, parents, etc. All the counselors will be busy running around like beheaded poultry with their various responsibilities, and we have yet a need for someone to run the Snack Bar. I don’t want to ask specifically for …

  • History of the English Bible, part 7

    Posted Feb 18th, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Simply type in “bible” on Amazon.com and you will be amazed at the myriad of options and editions and translations you are confronted with. To be precise, Amazon offers 302,314 options at the time of this writing. To be sure there is some overlap in that number. But still, that’s a lot of Bibles. Why …

  • History of the English Bible, part 6

    Posted Feb 13th, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    During Calvin’s tenure Geneva became a “second Wittenburg” (Bobrick, 174). It was attracting students and refugees from all over Europe, especially those who were seeking refuge from Bloody Mary. Moreover, it was a place where Reformed doctrine and practice had won the day. As such it was a city “humming with biblical scholarship.” The need …

  • History of the English Bible, part 5

    Posted Feb 6th, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    In 1537 another edition of the English Bible appeared, Matthew’s Bible. Now there were two versions of the Bible in English making their way through England. Matthew’s Bible was translated into English by “Thomas Matthew,” a pen name for John Rogers, an associate of William Tyndale, who would later be burned at the stake in …

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