In as much as the TNIV strives for clarity—so be it. But I worry that in its aim for clarity, the egalitarian bent of the TNIV has inadvertently obscured an element of Trinitarian thought that is of great worth and beauty. Consequently, in the next number of posts I will be laying out my arguments against the use of gender inclusive language, suggesting that there is a correlation between Trinitarian theology and the use of masculine-representative language.It will be interesting to see how he develops this thought. I have already commented:
From what I can tell (as an evangelical and a Bible translator with a theology degree) there is no correlation between the Trinity and gender.- with some further explanation in the comment.
Hiestand is obviously interested in justification in the theological sense, but I am more interested in seeing a justification in the non-theological sense of this theological point.