There are so many obstacles to worship. We are confronted with an innumerable set of distractions every day. Some of them are more compelling than others, but only just so. It is so easy to allow our attention to wander and focus on the silliest of things. Anything to avoid doing what needs to be done. It doesn’t matter how hard we try there will always be something vying for our attention.
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I’ve been out of youth ministry for about 4 years. However, during my time serving young believers, I was often asked to define “church words.” Since I grew up in the church I did not give many of these words much thought. I was/am accustomed to hearing them. Then I realized that not everyone understood how important these theological words were. Continue reading “Help me Fill in the Blank!”
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 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.
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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10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
The last verse of the first chapter of 1 John brings the section and discussion about what it means to walk in the light to a close. It also draws one final implication regarding those who claim to know what Jesus’ sacrifice means, but who have not acknowledged their sin. Continue reading “1 John 1:10 | If I am not a Sinner, God is a Liar”