Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bible meme

I ran across this Bible meme at Bob Cornwall's blog who got it at Even the Devils Believe.

1. What translation of the Bible do you like best?

These days, I'm using The Message most often. I know it is not always a good translation and at times it misses the point entirely... but there are times when the phrasing is just perfect for today. If I want accuracy, I go to the NRSV.

2. Old or New Testament?

My gut wants to immediately say, "New," but there are some amazing stories in the Old that I would never want to lose. So a slight edge goes to the New.

3. Favorite Book of the Bible?

It's going to be one of the prophets... probably Isaiah

4. Favorite Chapter?

Isaiah 60... Arise! Shine!

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

how about 2? Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NRSV)

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

boy... I'm not sure I want to answer this honestly for all to see...

7. One thing from the Bible that confuses you?

how it inspires such idiocy in people

8. Moses or Paul?

Frankly, neither one... and both. Moses is kind of a cardboard character. We don't get much of his guts. And Paul, I'm not sure that I would like him in person. He seems a bit to sure of himself for me. Having said that, both of them are important characters to my faith.

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

This really is the wrong question. It isn't an instruction manual, there for us to study and learn whether A, B, or C is the proper answer. It is a story book, telling the story of people's experience of God through the centuries and their interpretations of those experiences.

10. Coolest name in the Bible?

Zipporah. As other's have said, I wanted to use this as the name for our daughter. We could have called her Zippy for short. Well, not really... but it has been a fun story in our house. For a while Alexis used it as her screen name.


Fr Chris said...

Thanks for posting your response, Roy. Also, I love the music you and your daughter make! I just bought your mp3s from your music store. :-)

Jon said...

Zippy? Zippy is a pinhead!