Fights…

Fights…

I am continually amazed at the gall and vicious words that people type in the blogosphere! I am referring to Dr. Witherington’s post and comments on the ESV. I skimmed and read some of the comments and was pretty disappointed by the way people disagreed with Dr. Witherington.

I believe the post was out of order since it had not been rightly researched and motives of the ESV translation team were called into question. Simply because a brother makes a brash statement doesn’t mean that other brothers are obliged to respond in kind. Yes correction needs to be done, but it needs to be done in a spirit of gentleness (Gal 6.1).

The ESV Blog responded very magnanimously, of which I am proud. I wish Christians would respond in the same kind of informed and caring way.

I am especially encouraged by Dr. Witherington’s humility and apology at the end of his Comments section. It takes humility and a desire to follow Christ to not keep arguing but to admit you were wrong.

I am currently in a care group with Dr. Stuart Scott and I posed the question as to how the exchange of ideas can be done without exchanging blows. I will write on this once we discuss it. How do we disagree and incubate relationships? That is something I hope we can figure out together…

4 Comments
  • R. Mansfield
    Posted at 16:48h, 22 February Reply

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  • R. Mansfield
    Posted at 16:48h, 22 February Reply

    Of all things, we’ve come to disagreements over translations of the Bible. It’s rather disheartening.

  • iconoclasm
    Posted at 21:07h, 22 February Reply

    my translation can beat up your translation

  • R. Mansfield
    Posted at 11:56h, 25 February Reply

    Interesting development. I just noticed that Dr. Witherington has pulled the entire original blog on the ESV.

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