My name is Keith Williams, and I will serve as the primary “editorial perspective” on the NLT Blog. I plan to post on translation issues (focusing specifically on the NLT), offer an editorial perspective on some specific NLT editions and NLT-related products, and interact with other blog posts that discuss similar issues.
I’ve been a member of the Bible editorial team at Tyndale since May 2005. Before coming to Tyndale, I earned an undergraduate degree in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute and completed the coursework for my M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School. I had the great privilege of studying under many excellent scholars. It is an even greater privilege to be afforded the opportunity to use what they taught me in the service of the church through my work at Tyndale.
As a Bible editor, most of my work is concentrated on the supplementary materials that we publish alongside the NLT text in various editions. For example, right now I am working on adjusting an original-language word study tool that we created for the NLT Study Bible so that it will be available for use in any NLT that has a cross-reference column. I have also worked on some of the volumes in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series, and I spent most of the last two-and-a half years working on the NLT Study Bible (coming in September). I’m also currently working on a new Bible that I’m really excited about–but I will wait until closer to publication time to talk more about it. Suffice it to say, there isn’t really anything like it available right now, but I think it is going to be a great resource for people to study and meditate on God’s Word.
On a more personal level: I’m 30 years old, married for the last 8 years to a woman that is clearly too good for me. I’m an insufferable OSU Buckeyes fan, and a suffering Cincinnati Bengals fan. I grew up in Cincinnati, OH, but have lived in the Chicagoland area for the last 10 years and now consider it home.