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Category Archives: Interpretation
Changing one word in the New Testament could help the church reform itself and redefine its mission. But will anyone listen? Late in the twentieth century, popular study Bibles began suggesting the beloved concept … Continue reading
1 Cor. 7:36-38 So, does the apostle Paul say anything about premarital sex? I think he addresses a specific component of it in the seventh chapter to the Corinthians. However, one cannot make wide generalizations about what he … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve posted – not because I’m not working but because I’m working on what I think is a more accurate translation of the apostle Paul’s letters. Why the heck am I doing that? I … Continue reading
My interest in the Greek text and the English translations has led me to conclude that translation is more subjective than most people think. Most notably are the translations of the divorce and remarriage texts that I … Continue reading
Matt. 28:16-20 The Greek word for disciples means “students.” The Greek word for baptize means “immerse or overwhelm.” In biblical times, a person’s name was a reference to his/her nature or character. David means “the beloved.” Abraham means “the father … Continue reading
1 Peter 2:2-10 & John 14:1-14 If you were given some crayons and paper and your goal was to draw an image of God, what would you draw? We start developing an image of God when we are … Continue reading
Matthew 5:17-20 More than ever, I believe we need a better translation of the Bible. I say that about the New Testament because I’m focused on Christian teachings. The Jews can do whatever they want with their holy writings. … Continue reading
I was so busy putting weed barrier down for my landscaping this morning that I forgot to post about my book being released today. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who’s excited about this, but it doesn’t … Continue reading
I think it’s important that when anyone reads the Bible that it should make sense. The Bible wasn’t written so that only biblical scholars or theologically trained ministers could understand it and then dumb it down for the … Continue reading