Satisfied with God

Introduction

The culture in which we live tells us that we should have whatever we want.1 As a matter of fact, if we are unable to get what we want then some injustice has been perpetrated against us. As a Christian, I have to fight against the weight of this temptation. It has become so pervasive in our culture that we have begun exporting it around the world. The craziness is that there is a secular and a religious version of this message. As an American, we call it the American Dream. As a Christian, it takes the form of “name it and claim it” theology. In either form, it is harmful to the human soul and detrimental to our societies and local communities. Continue reading “Satisfied with God”

A Short Film | “Riva” by Noble Lure

If you need twelve minutes of distraction, use this short film to fill it. You won’t regret it.

Beautifully dramatized, visually striking, and the score is just as poignant.

Description from the creator:

Led by a mysterious compass, a homeless woman embarks on a perilous journey to find healing for her broken hands.

/// Adapted from Mark 5:34 \\

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Film is produced by Chris Wiegand of Noble Lure.

Book Review | The Complete Guide to Bible Translations: How They Were Developed – Understanding Their Differences – Finding the Right One for You

The Complete Guide to Bible Translations: How They Were Developed - Understanding Their Differences - Finding the Right One for You
The Complete Guide to Bible Translations: How They Were Developed – Understanding Their Differences – Finding the Right One for You by Ron Rhodes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are looking for a helpful, easy to read introduction to the background of the most popular Bible translations, this is the book for you. I will definitely be referring back to this volume.

The Good
The major issues surrounding Bible translation are covered in this book (translation philosophy, textual basis of each translation covered, gender-neutral language issues). The historyical context that caused each translation to be undertaken is provided. And, several benefits and cautions are provided for each translation.

The Bad
There is not much to complain about in this book. The author offers his own opinions, but they are measured and brief.

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Christian Cuevas | “To Worship You I Live”

Verse 1
Away away from the noise
alone with you
away away to hear your voice
and meet with you
nothing else matters my one desire is

Chorus
To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you
To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you

Tag
oh oh

Verse 2
Away away, away away from the noise alone with you
Away away to hear your voice and meet with you
It’s been a while but hear my heart cry again