When a Word is Worth a Thousand Complaints - with Jordan Monson
Working for the Word - a Bible translation podcast
When talking about Bible translation what often gets avoided or buried is all the stuff that goes on behind the scenes that isn’t ideal. Many people like to imagine that their Bible translation came to them through perfect, peaceful processes, via perfect, holy men of God without struggles or weaknesses. But that’s just not the case, and we need to be transparent and honest about these things. Christianity is not about putting on enough makeup to hide our blemishes, nor is it about rewriting history to make ourselves look better. We are all broken people through whom God is glorifying himself by saving us and slowly making us more like Jesus. It’s messy, and it’s not helpful to be in denial about that. Today we’re going to look at some of the difficult, strange, or even sad things that go on in the background of some of the translations we love. Definitely check out all of Jordan's article here. And you can get Peter Thuesen's book here. my books | free Scripture prayer apps | music | Hebrew | academic articles | facebook
The idealized Proverbs 31 woman is often used to bolster up a certain view of womanhood and gender roles. But what does the Bible actually say in that proverb?Delivered May 17th, 2020*Cover art produced for this sermon. Thanks to Jeannine Pringle!
In the late 2000s, the most famous violinist in the world went busking in the DC subway. What happens when great seed falls on hard packed soil?In Jesus's famous parable of the sower of seeds, what type of soil are you?Delivered May 10, 2020
When you think of Judas, who do you think of? But there was another Judas. He's remembered for only one episode, but there's a larger story outside the pages of Scripture. And more than anybody except Peter, he shows what an amazing turning point that remarkable Sunday morning was.Zoom serviceEaster Sunday, 4/12/2020