Category Archives: Asp’s Suggested Paraphrase of the Bible

My Relationship with Words and “The Word” (Part Five)

I was recently given the opportunity to prepare for a sermon about “Learning to Love the Word of God” at H2O Church on Sunday, January 28, 2024. I chose to approach the topic from a very personal standpoint that maybe functioned … Continue reading

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A New Version of 1 Peter, or, “A Letter from the Rock (1 of 2)” in Asp’s Suggested Paraphrase (ASP)

Jesus gave twelve men an extra-special, up-close-and-personal, all-access look into his life and ministry. They became known as his “disciples” (followers) or “apostles” (emissaries). Of these twelve, three seemed to be extra-close — in on some moments like the Transfiguration … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Ministry Moments of 2020

It’s that time of the year for retrospection. After posting my Top Ten Songs of 2020, Top Ten Books of 2020, and Top Ten Hikes of 2020, I thought that I would turn my attention to things that might be considered more substantial, … 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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