Thursday, November 27, 2008

"It's the kind of magazine you might find in a doctor's waiting room next to Cosmopolitan or Reader's Digest. On the front is a pale face heavy with mascara. A flick through throws up striking images: urban flooding, a Nigerian abattoir, a girl eating noodles, a pooch in a limo.

It's only when and if you get round to reading the text that the incongruity strikes you: "Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven." What kind of problem page is this"

Read the whole article from the BBC at

When he was translating the Scripture into German vernacular,Luther said that "The language of the Bible should be like a mother talking to her children."

I know that some argue that some translations are too influenced by Calvinist interpretations or that paraphrases like the Living Bible and the Message are too watered down, but I figure- whatever gets you started. Call it an entry-level drug before they move on to the hard stuff, but package it any way you like so long as people start reading the Word, let the Holy Spirit do the rest.

Mind you, eventually they have to get weened off of spiritual milk and move onto meatier study. But why not a graphic novel for starters. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Go sow the seed at the porno shows!

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