Monthly Archives: February 2014

Slavery and me

I tend not to publicly offer opinions on politics, etc. But this topic is more than that. As I saw a Facebook post about slavery today, I realized how this affected me. Slavery Today Slavery has bothered me for many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apostle of the Last Days

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Because “eschatology” (end times or last days study) can cover a wide range of approaches, many of them not consistent with Scripture, I tend to be cautious when reading any book on the … Continue reading

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43 Years Ago

43 Years ago today my wife and I publicly declared that we were wife and husband. It was cold! After all, northern Minnesota in February what would you expect. It got to a high of 10° about the time of … Continue reading

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The Ugliness of the “Missing”

Yeah, that title got my attention, too. By “ugly” I am not referring to the missing person (our son), the homeless person, the one suffering from mental illness (our son). I am not setting up myself above as a judge … Continue reading

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HCSB: Messiah vs. Christ Pt. 2

After a couple comments on the previous post on Messiah or Christ, I decided to check into the matter a little more. That is, I looked at the criteria in HCSB, namely Messiah in primarily Jewish context and Christ in … Continue reading

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HCSB: Messiah or Christ

HCSB: Messiah vs Christ In the Introduction to the HCSB, we read this note: The HCSB translates the Greek word Christos (“anointed one”) as either “Christ” or “Messiah” based on its use in different NT contexts. The first use of … Continue reading

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HCSB changes in John

In my continuing work on the Gospel according to John (translating and now preaching) I have come across a couple of changes that are noticeable to those who have used a “traditional” translation. I use the term “changes” to indicate … Continue reading

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