Category Archives: Recommended Reading

The Ungrateful Refugee

I just finished reading Dina Nayeri’s book, The Ungrateful Refugee. It was published around this time last year, and it’s been on my list for even longer than that. The subject matter — refugee resettlement in Europe and North America — is … 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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A Week in Ashes and Dust

The state of Ohio is nearing total shut-down in its fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. All universities, high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools have been shut down. All restaurants, cafes, and bars have switched to carry-out and … Continue reading

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