Monthly Archives: May 2020

Quantifying Comfort Levels

Over the last couple of days, I’ve tried to establish that our decision-making processes — and the tone we use to discuss our decisions — are important. I’ve also attempted to make a biblical case for why Christians should lead … Continue reading

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Masking for a Friend

I try really hard to dismiss judgmental thoughts toward others. But the truth is: I’m not very good at it. One person is masked and gloved and extra-vigilant for anyone stepping within a 10′ radius. And I think: “What’s up … Continue reading

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Asking for a Friend

Society is opening up again, for better or worse. Still, it’s unclear exactly what to expect with this whole COVID-19 situation. For better or worse, the virus feels less dangerous right now. One recent study seems to suggest that infection … Continue reading

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A New Version of Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians in Asp’s Suggested Paraphrase (ASP)

Earlier this week, I shared my freshly-revised, quality-controlled translation of Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians. And now, after more study, cross-checking, and personal consideration, I’m ready to share my translation of Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians. This is … Continue reading

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A New Version of Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians in Asp’s Suggested Paraphrase (ASP)

It took me almost a year to finish my personal translation, or paraphrase, of the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. In the first four-and-a-half months of 2020, however, I’ve already managed to complete first-draft translations of three other books … Continue reading

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Strange Season for Seniors

Elliot gave a speech for his high school commencement ceremony from our Living Room this morning. We recorded it on a smartphone and then uploaded to Google Drive for review by a teacher. If approved (and selected from other submissions), … Continue reading

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