BYUtv – Fires of Faith (episode 3)

Happy Reformation Day to you all!

Last night, I watched the final episode of the docu-drama of the making of the King James Bible.

Quick Observations:

1.  “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes”  – Last words of Tyndale before he was strangled and burned.  I consider William Tyndale and his theology as a part of my Christian heritage.  Do you believe in the theology that he taught?  What he shared from the Bible about God and the gospel?  Would you die for the gospel that he died for?

2.  I listened to Randall Balmer.  He said that he doesn’t like the cult of the new.    He likes to go back to the old.  But which “old” does he consider orthodox, especially with his recent article – “Fundamentalists, Mormons, and the ‘Christian Question’“.  As an Episcopalian, he wants to go back to the old.  As a fundamentalist, I want to go back to the old.  But we are on two completely separate paths.

3.  Brad Nassif – Eastern Orthodox Church, Sugar Grove, Illinois.  Good grief – fifteen years of theological education!  Three masters.  One Ph.D.  Interesting to see him on the show.

4.  Richard Land – notable quote in this episode . . . something like this:  “He who says he has outgrown the Bible?  He has a highly inflamed ego.”

5.  Lancelot Andrewes – The guy knew 15 modern languages and 6 ancient languages.  How many of our modern Bible translators have been under the rigors of such scholarship?

6.  Richard Mouw shared some sad contrast between the family culture of today and how he grew up.  Watch the episode and tell me what you think.

6.  After the blend of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Youtube sensation of the Hallelujah Chorus at the mall in Welland, Ontario, the documentary series closed with scenes again of Tyndale.

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