This week, we got through the letters to Sardis and Philadelphia.
We had a hard time getting past the idea of eating food sacrificed to idols, so we managed to cover even less ground this week than the previous two! Somehow, we will make it eventually to lesson 3 and beyond.
This week, we covered Re 2.8-11, regarding the letter to the church at Smyrna, and began 2.12-17, regarding the letter to the church at Pergamum.
This week, we covered Re 2.1-7, regarding the letter to the church at Ephesus.
It’s been over a month since the last post here, and that hiatus came about for several reasons. First, the holiday season tends to be busy for everyone; second, my attention has been repeatedly drawn to other things when I had set aside time to work on this; third, I was temporarily missing the creative […]
Just yesterday, I finished reading the entire Bible in a year—11 days early, in fact! It has been quite an experience. Being me, I of course went a bit overboard, putting together a spreadsheet to divide up the readings very evenly (all things considered). And I added in the apocrypha, since I’d never read most […]
If the ASV occupies a place in my heart, then the New American Standard Bible occupies a place in my gallbladder. Now that I have your attention… let’s dial back that sentiment just a bit. It is again held for personal reasons, and again I’ve never used this version as my go-to, daily use bible. […]
The American Standard Version occupies a special place in my heart, even though I’ve never used it as my go-to, daily-use Bible. When I was a kid, I had the privilege to hear many sermons delivered by my dad (here’s an example, from one of his visits to Lincoln). Throughout my childhood, and even when […]
Last time, we discussed the venerated King James Bible, its history, attributes, strengths, and flaws. Some of its major drawbacks were addressed in 1982, through the updated New King James Version. Specifically, the English was adapted to better suit a modern audience—this is easily the most notable feature of this Bible in comparison to the […]