Monthly Archives: February 2013

Book Review: Devote Yourself to the Public Reading of Scripture

Arthurs, Jeffrey. Devote Yourself to the Public Reading of Scripture: The Transforming Power of the Well-Spoken Word. Pap/DVD ed. Kregel Academic & Professional, 2012. One can only applaud Jeffrey Arthurs goal: “My vision is to increase the quantity and the … Continue reading

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Anniverary—42 years

Today my wife and I celebrate 42 years of married life. That year, the high temp was 10°, and we stood in the snow banks for photos, then that night it got down to -40° (temp, not wind chill). In … Continue reading

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Hebrews 4:15 and NIV

One of the readings for our midweek service is Hebrews 4:14–16. While we currently use HCSB for Scripture readings, I like to see how other translations handle the text. I remember that NIV 1984 didn’t do a bad job on … Continue reading

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Layout issues in HCSB

As I have used HCSB for personal devotions and our congregation is using it in the bulletin for Sunday readings, it has proven to be an acceptable translation. However, I have been disappointed with the layout issue in poetry. It … Continue reading

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Sugar and other things

In about four hours I will mark eight days without conscious sugar. I say conscious, because sugar seems to be an additive in everything. Basically I have not had candy, pie, cake, cookies, etc., and the biggie CHOCOLATE in eight … Continue reading

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Genesis 40-41 HCSB

Genesis 40:19, 22 Gen. 40:19 In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head—from off you—and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body.” Gen. 40:22  But Pharaoh hanged the chief baker, … Continue reading

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The Ten Words: HCSB and GW

As I have been reviewing both translations over the past seven months, I have found many good things about the translations. Interestingly, where I tend to disagree with one, the other does an admirable job. But reviewing Exodus 20 the … Continue reading

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