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New Daily Devotional – Get One Today!

Travel through the Bible, phrase by phrase, with this daily devotional from the King’s English. The first quarter takes in Genesis to Ruth – “In the beginning” to “Shelter under his wings.”  Each day there is a suggested reading and then thoughts from Glen Scrivener. Day by day you’ll be drawn to the centre of the Scriptures […]

Coming Very Soon – Devotional Paperback

I’ll be self-publishing the King’s English as a daily devotional in four quarterly instalments. Hopefully it will be available very soon on Amazon, STL, and through me.  Just in time for Christmas.  Just in time for all those New Years Bible-reading resolutions! Tell your friends! And thanks so much to James Watts for a great […]

An enjoyable rant

From Rev Dr Peter Mullen writing in the Telegraph: …For centuries, people of all walks of life have carried around with them echoes of the King James Version. So to throw it out as the church hierarchy has done amounts to a savage act of deprivation and, as this deprivation is of the Word of […]

Why do atheists love the King James Bible?

That’s one of the topics for discussion at the Battle of Ideas 2011.  Tomorrow afternoon, 5:30pm at the Royal College of Art. Elizabeth Hunter the director of Theos, a public theology think-tank will be the Christian voice on a panel including Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association. Find out more here. including a […]

Today we remember the martyrdom of William Tyndale

In the 16th century, nowhere was as dangerous for a would-be Bible translator as England.  In 1517 (the year of Luther’s 95 theses), seven parents were burnt at the stake for teaching their children the Lord’s Prayer in English. Back in 1215AD, the Fourth Lateran Council declared: “The secret mysteries of the faith ought not […]

King James Celebration Site

Ben Myers points us to… …the ABC’s new anniversary site for the King James Bible. The site will be featuring loads of good stuff in the weeks ahead, all celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Already you can read Diarmaid MacCulloch on politics and the KJV; Tom Wright on Bible translation (including […]

Previously on the King's English…

If you’re new to the King’s English, welcome!  I just thought I’d draw your attention to a few things to help you into the blog. First of all, I’ve written a little evangelistic booklet which distills the blog into 12 short chapters.  We go from Genesis to Revelation on a whistle-stop bible tour with Jesus […]

New Book and New Video – now in High Definition

For those who read via RSS feed you may be unaware of two new “King’s English” adventures. (See the new home page). We’ve produced a video in which I say 100+ King James phrases to camera (in rhyming couplets of course!)  The new high definition version can be found here.  Feel free to use in […]

From the BBC news magazine…

No other book, or indeed any piece of culture, seems to have influenced the English language as much as the King James Bible. Its turns of phrase have permeated the everyday language of English speakers, whether or not they’ve ever opened a copy. The Sun says Aston Villa “refused to give up the ghost”. Wendy […]

The Story of the King James Bible [Radio 4]

James Naughtie on the Story of the King James Bible Part 1 – The Commission Part 2 – The Translation Part 3 – The Legacy