01 February 2009
Lutheran Study Bible
The Lutheran blogosphere is abuzz with tantalizing tidbits that CPH is letting drop about the new Lutheran Study Bible. My buddy, Paul McCain, has been rather shocked at my silence on the topic. It's not that I'm not excited about the project - I truly am, and will recommend it to all my parishioners. But study bibles in general have never been my cup of tea. My preferred form of the Bible is the text with some decent cross references. I have always found that study Bibles excel at explaining in detail what I didn't have any questions about; and ignoring the passages that leave me scratching my head. Now, maybe this new study Bible will be different. I sure hope so! From what I've seen it looks like it will be a helpful resource for the Lutheran Christian (much more so than the NIV "Lutheran" Study Bible which added a scattering of Lutheran notes to an otherwise Reformed and at times shockingly critical apparatus), and I hope that it will be a great tool for the Christian to use in the battles for the faith - most especially against the devil, the world, and our flesh!
Posted by William Weedon at 8:11 PM