Scripture Monday – Psalm 46:1-3

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God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3, NIV)

These powerful verses remind me of God’s providence. Lack of fear in the face of the turmoil that is described here is amazing. It reminds me that what I face day to day may not be as dire as I sometimes imagine that it is. More importantly, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Thank you, God!

The End of the TNIV

There are myriad translations of the Bible.

The one that I have used most frequently throughout my time at Resurrection has been Today’s New International Version (TNIV).

On September 1, 2009 it was announced that  TNIV would be discontinued. In its place the NIV will be updated by 2011. You can find more information at

In addition, I recently ran across this website announcing a new translation to be produced the Common English Bible. You can find more information at

Considering that the TNIV will no longer be published, I will begin to phase it out of my regular usage. I will likely return to the NRSV which I used most frequently during seminary. However, I am open to suggestions or insights on the above to versions.

What are your thoughts, feelings or opinions about the 2011 NIV, TNIV or Common English Bible?