Category Archives: Reflections

Imagine

Imagine a world with no reprieve. A world without love, without the light of the church, a world with no hope. From birth children are raised on hatred and all they know is a life of abuse and malice. Those … Continue reading

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I still get nervous

When I first started doing yo-yo shows in high school people would often ask, “Do you get nervous?” I would answer with an honest and definite “No” and I truly believed that was the case. People who have stage fright … Continue reading

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Reflections Ecclesiastes 1 and Proverbs 3

This week I translated sections of wisdom literature. The professor gave us a paper with all the uses of the word normally translated “meaningless” or “vanity” in Ecclesiastes. Often the word could be translated “nothing” but it was also used … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 1 Timothy 2 and Romans 5

In my Greek class our teacher gives us important and controversial passages to translate. Consequently, we have read several portions about women’s role in church. My teacher believes these passages do not apply to our situation in the US, but … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Jonah 2

Jonah 2:1 Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish. It’s not exactly a closet, but at least its private. It seems from this passage that Jonah could not swim. He continually talks of his … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Jonah 1

The book of Jonah does not look favorably on its namesake. It seems like everyone in the story is better at listening to God than he, even the pagans manning the ship he is using to sail away from the … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Ruth 1:1-17

Both Greek and Hebrew classes have assigned reflective interactions with the text that I translate each week. I may occasionally reflect through the blog, as now. Thus far Hebrew has been much more difficult than Greek. I am at the … Continue reading

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