Monday, July 6, 2009
Nice series of posts going on right now on ESVonlyism. What is wonderful is that quite a few of them are conservative reformed Christians who are willing to address the fact that this movement is fundamentally dishonest, trying to advance sectarian interests by misrepresenting the bible. It started with the article on Aberration blog where A.Admin indicated he was so offended by a sermon of Sproul's misrepresenting the translation debate that he is walking away from him. Here is a current list, I'll update freely as I find more and please feel free to comment if I've missed any.
Aberration blog Bye bye Ligonier Ministries
The Church of Jesus Christ: Are Calvinists turning into ESV-Onlies?, The Rising ESV-Onlyism and Gender-Inclusive Language
Onward, Forward, Toward Are Reformers Becoming ESV Only?
Suzanne's Bookshelf: ESV onlyism and Sproul, ESVonlyism and Packer, Grudem and ESV onlyism, Why ESV onlyism, Reflections on ESV onlyism
For those interested in countering this:
Why the English Standard Version (ESV) should not become the Standard English Version by Mark Strauss
And of course this has been one of my hobby horses for a long time (I helped invent the phrase "ESV-onlyism") Is the ESV "essentially literal"?, Mark 1:41 and the ESV, Censorship and dishonesty in evangelical Christianity, Why be an ESV hater?.