Christian action verbs make for good study series

Our little project of studying Christian action verbs is close to the half-way point. There’ll be 52 of them, in all. I hope to use it this next year, so I’m writing them up and publishing them to the Brazilian devotional site. Some of them are getting translated for “Walking with God.” Today’s is entitled, “Action: Judge.”

The format of the 3×5 index card is such an interesting one that a number of our projects are put in it, including this one. So one has to write with brevity and make every word count.

The emphasis of this project comes from such passages as Mt 7.21, words of our Lord Jesus in the sermon on the mount, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven—only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven” (NET). So what does this doing of the Father’s will look like? We take a look at that. Continue reading

#corollaries, #missions, #plans, #translation

A Precise And Clear Rendering Of Romans 12:2

The J.B. Phillips translation lends clarity to Romans 12:2:

“Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould [mold], but let God re-make you so that your whole attitude of mind is changed.”

#attitude, #change, #clarity, #lend, #mold, #phillips, #remake, #squeeze, #translation, #world

Conservative Bible Version? – JAM

Andy Schlafly is the son of political conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly. He’s a graduate of Princeton University, majoring in electrical engineering, and Harvard Law School. He recently announced his intended production of a new conservative Bible translation, one that will omit what he identifies as “liberal”. Shunning linguistic experts in biblical languages, Schlafly with little experience or training intends to produce a text that fits his conservative agenda. Well, let me say this: the Bible is God’s word and it says what it says. Our job is not to excise what we don’t agree with. Our job is to believe and do. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

#schlafly, #translation, #version