What English Translations Should I Use to Read the Bible?

I get this question a lot, and this answer is way way longer than just referring someone to one. Many popular translations are fine, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes here. In this second installment of "Introduction to the Bible" I walk through a lot of what goes into my answer. God's Secretaries https://amzn.to/2Sd8WDU Fatal Discord https://amzn.to/349vTgK Christianity's Dangerous Idea https://amzn.to/33gerI9 Bible Gateway https://www.biblegateway.com/ Calvin Seminary Bible tool http://study.calvinseminary.edu/?verse=John.1.1 NET Bible https://netbible.com/ Logos Bible Study Software Faithlife https://www.logos.com/