The Newsletter of IBTM
with Douglas Jacoby

Good evening!

In today’s bulletin, learn from Tyndale House’s Tony Watkins as he discusses choosing the Bible translation that is right for you.

Also, on Saturday a number of us from the UK, North America, Scandinavia, and the Caribbean were privileged to enjoy two truly meaty presentations from biblical scholar Mike Licona.

Licona masterfully presented two classes (with Q&A). The first is on reasons for the differences among the four Gospels. To our modern sensibilities, many of these seem like "contradictions." (Well, are they?) The second talk focuses on the substantial historical basis for the Resurrection of Jesus.

Did you miss the real-time event? No problem. Both classes were recorded and are now available to watch. CLICK to purchase or rent.


How do we know which translation of the Bible is the best one to read?

Tony Watkins (Tyndale House) looks at the two main approaches to translating the Bible from the original languages. Click on the image (L) to read this interesting article.


  • 7 Apr-30 Jun—"Zoomunion" Q2 guest speakers: Andy Boakye, Malcolm Cox, Joey Harris, Steve Staten, David Pocta, Jim & Lindsay Long
  • 27 Apr—AIM North America: “Gospel Difficulties & The Resurrection” with Mike Licona
  • 7-15 May—Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
  • 16 May —Conclusion of Naomi series in Vicki’s Women of Worth podcast
  • 18 May—“Conversation” 16, with Douglas & Vicki Jacoby
  • 26 May—Milan, Italy
  • 4 Jun—Interview with Nadine Templer (Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • 8 Jun—Watford, UK—AIM UK-Ireland: Evidences & Evangelism
  • 14-17 Jun—Istanbul pre-tour
  • 17-25 Jun—Antioch Seminar (First Missionary Journey), Turkey & Cyprus
  • 29 Jun—AIM North America: Communicating Biblical Truth (online)


We conclude our mini-series of Chesterton quotations today. Next week: thoughts on courage. Watch this space…

  • The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies — probably because they are generally the same people. — 1910
  • Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance. – The Speaker, 15, 1900
  • All men thirst to confess their crimes more than tired beasts thirst for water, but they naturally object to confessing them while other people, who have also committed the same crimes, sit by and laugh at them. – Illustrated London News, 3/14/08
  • The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.Illustrated London News, 3/1920

حتى الاسبوع القادم

("Until next week," in Arabic….)

Next Wednesday I’ll be writing from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Your prayers for safe travels and effective ministry are always appreciated.