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The Gospel According to Jesus

       The word “gospel” in Christian circles has developed a meaning of its own that goes beyond the original definition. This impacts the way people understand it.      Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel… (I’m basing this post … Continue reading

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Finding and Losing Your Life

Matthew 10:24-39       He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life because of me will find it. As you might guess, I have a few changes to this biblical translation after looking at the … Continue reading

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Difficulties in Bible Translation

       Aramaic was a language common to Egypt and most of western Asia (which we know today as Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syria, and Lebanon, etc.). A common language is important because it speeds up business transactions by … Continue reading

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The Unreliability of Biblical Literalism

  The Bible is a poetic, figurative, metaphorical, and mystical book. How else could you understand “Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy” (Ps. 98:8) or “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth … Continue reading

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Paradise Must Be Kentucky

  Luke 23:33-43 It’s deer hunting season in Kentucky, a paradise for some people and not a paradise for others. It’s a weird thing but I really enjoy researching words and how they are translated from one language to another. … Continue reading

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