I found this article about how the New International Version came to be very interesting. I was surprised at how Reformed its origins are. I also didn't know Ed Clowney was on the original Committee on Bible Translation. It was the Christian Reformed Church that got the project going. More specifically, it started with a zealous layperson named Howard Long who was having trouble evangelizing with the King James Version. Praise God for faithful Christians with a passion for communicating God's Word to contemporary people.