He blamed “James Dobson, John Piper, Wayne Grudem and the rest of the Christian Right” for the demise of the TNIV.
I have to chuckle. I consider myself to be on the Christian Right, and I love the TNIV!
I don’t think it was a right/left thing at all. The dividing line just happened to fall roughly along the line between right and left, but it’s a very blurry line. Those supposedly Christian Right people he spoke of are mainly concerned that the original manuscripts (as if they even exist) be translated as exactly word-for-word as is possible, or practical. The other side, supposedly the Left, are more concerned that it be translated so as to be easily understandable.
Now I don’t think that has anything to do with right and left. Am I wrong?
What good is it to have a Bible you can’t understand?
This is an area where the TNIV really shone. It was an excellent mediating translation, highly accurate, yet easy to understand.
And I hope, and expect, that the new NIV 2011 will be the same way.