Category Archives: The Bible

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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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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To Elliot, on the Occasion of His 18th Birthday

Dear Elliot, Happy Birthday! It’s a weird birthday, with everyone ordered to shelter-in-place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, I’m praying that it can somehow be a Happy Birthday. You’ve brought so much happiness to my life over these last … Continue reading

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