Military Bible Association (MBA) is sponsoring National Bible Day in Escondido, California, at Westminster Seminary California on November 21, 2011, at 12:00 noon at the seminary chapel.
The Chairman is Chaplain Jim Linzey, president of MBA. The Co-chairman is Rev. Meg Decker, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church of Escondido.
Readers include the senior chaplain of Camp Pendleton, Captain Ollis Mozon, Chaplain Corp, USN; Chaplain, Major James Linzey, ARNG (Ret.); Dr. Verna Linzey (vice president of MBA and wife of the late U.S. Navy Chaplain Stanford E. Linzey, Jr.); the Honorable Mayor Sam Abed; LTC Harry Hodges (president of Military Officers’ Association, Hidden Valley Chapter); military veteran Dr. Ray Register (Emeritus, International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention), and several others.
All Scripture readers are committed to the Apostle’s Creed and Nicene Creed. Military Bible Association and Westminster Seminary California affirm the dignity and diversity of all peoples and uphold the infallible and inerrant Word of God with a clear and consistent witness for Christ, His Gospel, and His Church.
The Bible to be debuted is an English 400th Anniversary update entitled King James Version (2011) translated by military chaplains. The KJV 2011 is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II just as the KJV 1611 was dedicated to His Majesty King James I. Like the KJV 1611, it was translated from the original Greek. It is in very modern English, yet it is not a paraphrase.
The chaplains represent churches such as the Church of England, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the General Council of the Assemblies of God, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, the Methodist Church in Great Britain, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Roman Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.
The scholars represent institutions such as Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Evangel University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Geneva College, Harvard Divinity School, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Oral Roberts University, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Vanguard University of Southern California, Westminster Seminary California, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Yale Divinity School.
The senior editorial advisor is Dr. Stanley M. Horton and the senior editor is Dr. James F. Linzey.
A few of the names of those involved who might be recognized by our readers include (our apologies for those we missed):
Daniel Fletcher, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D. Candidate, Westminster Theological Seminary
Jonathan Watt, Ph.D., Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Geneva College
T. J. Betts, Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Derke P. Bergsma, Th.D., Rel.D., Westminster Seminary California, United Reformed Church
Tommy Keene, Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary