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New Translations of Paul by Paul

  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

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Retranslating Luke 10

Luke 10:17-20      I’ve taken on the task of retranslating the Gospels from the Greek. Why not? I’m retired now and it’s kind of like digging for buried treasure. You never know what you might find. Over the last fifteen … Continue reading

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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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A New Path

     Okay, I’m going to head down a new path and do something new. I’ve gotten bored with trying to give insight into the weekly lectionary as an assist to any clergy that might be reading this blog. At … 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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How Do You Come To Know God?

  John 14:1-14 In 2013, I released a book that shed some new light on a well-known verse in this text. The book was an application of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s technique of meditating upon the scriptures. He called his … Continue reading

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New Book Release – In Living Color: Heaven

       I’m excited about my newest book coming out in May – In Living Color: Heaven. I usually avoid buying books with “Heaven” in the title because they typically deal with afterlife destinations. But I don’t think Jesus was … Continue reading

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Blessed Beatitudes

Matt. 5:1-12      The Beatitudes of Jesus contain wisdom from the ages that is not carried through in the English translation. If we spoke Aramaic, we might grasp more depth of meaning. Since the gospel reading for Sunday, Feb. 2 … 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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