Random Bible tag

bible_light_above_md_wht.gifAlice tagged me on a Biblical type thread. My reply below and feel free to consider yourself tagged if you’d like to blog this one
1 What translation of the Bible do you like best?
Er, the NIV (and particularly the one with ALL my notes in) for study, The NLT when I’m working with Teens, The Message for it’s idiom and energy and the KJV for using the word “dung” in Philipians (the NIV loses marks here IMHO for translating the word as “rubbish”)
2. Old or New Testament?

Difficult to understand one without the other (he remarks in a slightly piously theological smart-alec way) but on balance it has to be the NT as there’s less that just plains weirds me out)

3. Favorite Book of the Bible?

“It’s all good” quote Rev Lovejoy ….. but if pushed, John!
4. Favorite Chapter?
John 1

5. Favorite Verse? (feel free to explain yourself if you have to)

Not sure I’m comfortable anymore with lifting verses out of their context so my answer to this one is the same as above, John chapter 1

6. Bible character you think you’re most like?

Timothy (apart from the obvious chronological non tie-up, i.e he was young)

7. One thing from the Bible that confuses you?

The Old Testament and Revelation
8. Moses or Paul?

9. A teaching from the Bible that you struggle with or don’t get?

The trinity (I mean I kind of do but at the same time I’m convinced that anyone who says they REALLY gets it means that they don’t)

10. Coolest name in the Bible?
Habakkuk (which I seem to remember can mean “embraced” or “garden vegetable”)

One Reply to “Random Bible tag”

  1. them were sincere when they toughht that the KJV was the best translation. Were they ignorant? Perhaps some were, but many were not. There is enough room in the Church for people who prefer KJV or other translations; enough room for different musical preferences whether hymns, traditional, or contemporay music. We worship the same God, are enjoying the same grace and forgiveness, and eventually will share Heaven together. Let us share a bit of heaven here on earth, even if no one else does. Let us just respect and accept each other for our differences for how we respect people who disagree with us tells the world a great deal about ourselves. May God’s love and grace shine through us all, in spite of, and because of, our differences. May God bless you.

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