Archive for June, 2009

Without further ado: 24 Now I continue to rejoice in all sufferings for your sake, and I am completing the things that are lacking in Christ’s sufferings in my flesh for the sake of his body, the church 25 of which I started becoming a servant according to God’s plan which was given to me […]

First of all, what an amazing passage! I’m obviously running a bit behind schedule, but here’s my translation for two weeks ago. I’m happy with it, but not overjoyed; I’d like to spend a bit more time with it clarifying some of the ambiguities. Here it is: 15 who [Christ] is the image of the […]

Piper on TV


Here are perhaps the best two paragraphs I’ve read on the relationship of TV and the Christian life: But leave sex aside (as if that were possible for fifteen minutes on TV). It’s the unremitting triviality that makes television so deadly. What we desperately need is help to enlarge our capacities to be moved by the […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian martyred by the Nazis at the end of World War II. Though he had the opportunity to flee from the Third Reich, he chose to live among and serve his native people, knowing well what it might cost. In the context of such a life, the following quote from […]

It’s the end of our second week translating through Colossians. Here’s my translation for this week: 9 Because of this indeed we, since that day when we heard, are not ceasing from praying and asking on your behalf, so that you might be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual […]