The Church History ABCs (children’s book review)

The Church History ABCs is a fun way for kids to learn about great figures in Christian history. Twenty-six heroes of the faith march through the alphabet, boldly telling their stories in language children can understand. This wide range of characters—men and women from across the centuries and from all over the globe—reflects the breadth of … Continue reading The Church History ABCs (children’s book review)

Psalm 46 in the LSB vs. NASB 1995

Last week, Three Sixteen Publishing posted the text of Psalm 46 in the Legacy Standard Bible. As we did with Psalm 37 earlier, here's a verse-by-verse comparison with its NASB 1995 predecessor. I've also added some small commentary below. LSB NASB 1995 0 God Is Our Refuge and Strength For the choir director. | Of … Continue reading Psalm 46 in the LSB vs. NASB 1995

Soul (movie review)

Though originally intended for theatrical release, Disney/Pixar's Soul was released on Disney+ on Christmas last year given the present pandemic. Christians may rightly already be skeptical just by virtue of the film's title and its dealing with souls. Weird metaphysics are to be expected, but there's also a skewed sense of justice that's worth examining … Continue reading Soul (movie review)

Philippians in the Legacy Standard Bible: Instances of “Think”

In case you've been hiding under the sky☘, a team from The Master's University and Seminary is working on the Legacy Standard Bible, an update to the much-beloved NASB 1995. They recently released a PDF containing the entire text of Philippians, and I've made the time to note all of the differences from its predecessor. … Continue reading Philippians in the Legacy Standard Bible: Instances of “Think”

Socially Responsible Investing Choices, part 3 — Conscience, China, and Putting it Together

In part 1 of this series, I discussed the concept of ESG investing from a secular standpoint and evaluated the screening of GuideStone Funds, the Southern Baptist Convention financial services arm. In part 2, I evaluated three more Christian providers of investment funds and discussed the dollar value of ESG investing. Here in part 3, … Continue reading Socially Responsible Investing Choices, part 3 — Conscience, China, and Putting it Together

Socially Responsible Investing Choices, part 2 — More Alternatives and Dollar Value

In part 1, we discussed secular "ESG" investing choices and did an overview of GuideStone's negative investment screening. In this post, we'll look at some firms that claim positive screening and consider whether these are worthwhile for the individual investor. We'll then consider the costs of such fund choices and whether they are worth their fees. … Continue reading Socially Responsible Investing Choices, part 2 — More Alternatives and Dollar Value

Socially Responsible Investing Choices, part 1 — Secular “ESG” and GuideStone Funds

Every so often, the advertisements on my social media feeds become heavily saturated with “socially responsible” or "ESG" investing products. There are also get plenty of “non-responsible” investing products and perhaps even a few overtly "sinful" investing products such as VICE (alcohol, tobacco, gambling, etc.) and TOKE (cannabis!). Lots of us are going to be … Continue reading Socially Responsible Investing Choices, part 1 — Secular “ESG” and GuideStone Funds

LSB, NASB 2020, NASB 1995: Three-Way Comparisons in Psalm 65 and Mark 4

With the recent release of the LSB text of Psalm 65,  we now have an opportunity to examine the LSB's handling of an Old Testament passage in addition to the earlier release of the entire Gospel of Mark. Psalm 65 Within Psalm 65, a line-by-line glance through the highlights reveals that only a handful of … Continue reading LSB, NASB 2020, NASB 1995: Three-Way Comparisons in Psalm 65 and Mark 4