Lunch Discussion: What's New in Bible Translation?

Lunch Discussion: What's New in Bible Translation?
Date Friday, March 9, 2018
Noon - 1:30 p.m. PT
FeaturingDr. Mark Strauss and Dr. Jeannine Brown, Professors of New Testament
Location 6116 Arosa Street in San Diego 92115
Instructions for GuestsGet directions to 6116 Arosa Street in San Diego 92115. Parking is available across the street in the church lot.
Cost$5 at the door (cash or check)
RegistrationPlease register so we can plan for lunch. Register

Event Description

Have you ever wondered what goes on "behind closed doors" in Bible translation? J. B. Phillips, who produced one of the first truly dynamic English Bible versions, once spoke of the holy terror he felt when trying to accurately translate God's Word from the original languages into English. He quipped that it was "like trying to rewire your house with the power still on!" Join us to for lunch and hear from Dr. Mark Strauss and Dr. Jeannine Brown, both members of the NIV translation team, as they share about what it is like working behind the scenes to translate the Bible.

About Our Speakers

Mark L. Strauss has served at Bethel Seminary San Diego since 1993. He is the author of various books and articles including commentaries on Mark's Gospel in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series (2014) and Expositors Bible Commentary (2010); and the recent, Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee (2015). His Introducing Jesus: A Short Guide to the Gospels' History and Message will be released in April 2018.

Jeannine K. Brown has served at Bethel Seminary since 1995 (St. Paul campus) and since 2014 at the San Diego campus. Her books include Scripture as Communication (2007); Becoming Whole and Holy (2011); Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2d ed., editor; 2013); and Matthew in the Teach the Text Commentary Series (2015). Her co-authored Relational Integration of Psychology and Christian Theology will be released in March 2018.


Contact Mitchell Campbell at or 619.325.5227.


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