Some conservatives have decided to publish a Bible that reflects “conservative” cultural values. According to The Conservative Bible Project, “As of 2009, there is no fully conservative translation of the Bible”, so they’re going to produce one with a word and thought translation that follows conservative guidelines designed to correct the other “defective” translations. 

For years I’ve warned Christians of  the dangers of conflating Christianity with political ideologies (liberal or conservative), and how good ideas become ideologies, and then under the right (and sometimes threatening) conditions, morph into full-blown idols with a life all their own. It looks as if conservatism is taking another step in that direction.

You can read Ben Witherington’s post on The Conservative Bible Project here:  http://blog.beliefnet.com/bibleandculture/2010/01/the-conservative-bible-project.html

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