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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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A New Version of Philippians in Asp’s Suggested Paraphrase (ASP)

I’m not a scholar. Not in Greek. Not in anything, really. But I’ve been learning a lot throughout the last year, as I’ve painstakingly worked through a personal translation, or paraphrase, of the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Finally, … Continue reading

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Mission(s) Accomplished

I value humility. So I generally try to stay away from pride (haughty chest-pounding). But I admit that I’m feeling a healthy element of pride (satisfaction with personal accomplishment) this week. I’ve just managed to complete two significant, year-long quests. … Continue reading

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Summa Cum Laude

It’s Graduation Day at Kent State University! This year is extra-special because we have a graduate in our household (thus, our version of the Dutch “backpack on the flagpole” tradition). As of this week, Marci has earned another degree: her … Continue reading

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