Comfort for Us Who are Left Behind

Not “Left Behind” (like that book series). Left behind as we remember those who have gone on before us. 1 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. 2 In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure wasContinue reading “Comfort for Us Who are Left Behind”

James 2:1 in the CEB and the NRSV

I looked at James 2:1 in the Common English Bible and found it to be interesting because the phrase “deny the faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ” was not in the NIV or ESV. Is the connotation┬áthere? If we are showing favoritism, are we denying the faithfulness of Christ? My brothers and sisters, when youContinue reading “James 2:1 in the CEB and the NRSV”


New Year’s resolutions are tough. Yet, there are some spiritual exercises I want to increase in my life. 1. Increase in prayer. We will open the new year with a week of prayer. We will have a silent retreat in February. The Lord is challenging me in fasting and prayer. I need to call outContinue reading “Resolved”

A NEW Translation Being Formed…

Yes! Yet another English translation. No… we obviously do not have enough! This one is called the Common English Bible. It seems the intention here is to be less on the conservative side (whatever that means) and more to the NRSV side. I like the NRSV, along with the TNIV, NLT, etc., so I believeContinue reading “A NEW Translation Being Formed…”