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An Evaluation of the Work of Charles Surrett on the New King James Version

An Evaluation of the Work of Charles Surrett on the New King James Version

I love my brothers and sisters in Christ who insist on the exclusive use of the King James Version, because we have a “like precious faith” in the biblical gospel—and because certain of those brothers and sisters showed great love to me in high school. They continue...

Another False Friend

Another False Friend

When you know a helpful label and understand the phenomenon it is naming, you see that phenomenon better than you did before. So it is with the central concept of Authorized: "false friends." I was just reading the KJV, and I saw another false friend. Can you find it...

It Happened Again with the KJV

It Happened Again with the KJV

I’m almost done with a year-long project writing a BJU Press Bible textbook on biblical worldview for sixth graders. I needed to quote a verse that helps them understand that Christians are called to live lives of practical good works for their neighbors. I turned to...

Ask Nicely for Your Church, School, or Camp to Move away from the KJV

Ask Nicely for Your Church, School, or Camp to Move away from the KJV

There’s a beautiful Christian camp I’ve been to many times which serves my hometown crowd of more or less independent, baptistic churches. Anybody who knows me can guess which camp I’m talking about, but please don’t: what I’m about to say applies to many, many...

The Original Pronunciation for Shakespeare’s Plays

The Original Pronunciation for Shakespeare’s Plays

Well isn't this fascinating. Shakespeare's plays were pronounced significantly differently when they were originally performed. And we miss some humor and rhyming because of it. It is more than possible—and this video argues that it is pretty well universal—that...