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disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, and theologian

MEV Further Thoughts

Large Print MEV Almost two years ago I purchased an Modern English Version (MEV) Bible. Then I provided serveral posts about the translation itself. See: MEV Part 1, MEV Part 2, MEV Readability. One of my criticisms was the size … Continue reading

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English style in translation

In my morning reading the text was Isaiah 6:1-7:9. I have read it many times. But today I read the text in the ESV. One verse stood out as awkward English. Isaiah 6:11 Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” … Continue reading

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Dogs and me

A little different focus today. This past week a couple of vivid memories of our dogs came to mind. My life with animals and especially dogs was important when I was growing up. We lived on a farm, so cows, dogs, … Continue reading

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Church in the Midst of Turmoil

In the midst of much public angst, fear, etc. over the past week, accusations have been flung at Christians, specifically Evangelicals, about what should be done, changed, etc. In this post I will address that topic. But more, there is … Continue reading

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Framework: Two Kinds of Righteousness

One of the key insights that Luther and others highlighted is this topic. In their study of the Scripture they saw that Scripture talks about righteousness in two different ways: righteousness before God and righteousness before people. Coram Deo (before … Continue reading

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Framework for Lutheran Theology

Theological Prolegomena—the name of our one our seminary courses. That’s a mouthful. So what is it? Crudely translated: “Forward to Theology.” As I began developing the courses for our seminary my focus was on the core courses in the four areas … Continue reading

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English translations and word choices

Some translation oddities Reading the daily lectionary, I have found some odd translation choices in terms of English usage in some different translations. The following readings come from today’s (Sep. 21) readings. With earlier readings from other days I noticed … Continue reading

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