LXX Psalm 1

Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly. In the way of sinners he didn’t stand, and in the seat of thugs he didn’t sit. Instead, in the law of the Lord is where his desire is found, and in the law of the Lord his thoughts wander day…

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LXX Psalm 85

A prayer of David Bend your ear, Lord, and hear me because I am poor and have to work so hard. Protect my life because I am holy. Save your servant, my God, the one who hopes in you. Have mercy on me, Lord, because to you I will call out all day long. You…

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WWDC 2020

I always look forward to WWDC, and having just finished the video, I wanted to share my first impressions. These are just short comments on features I am interested in. This post might be updated a couple times during the next few days. iOS App Management I’ve never struggled with library organization, but the App…

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Enjoying Alter’s Translation

I don’t think there is one definitive way to translate anything. There is always more than one legitimate way to say it. Publishing a translation of the whole Hebrew Bible is a Herculean endeavor, but there’s grace here. What I’m looking for when I open a Bible translation isn’t perfection, but insight and fresh expressions.…

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Jesus with a Sense of Humor

You either hear him as a smart alec or as a guy with a sense of humor. As Jesus and his mother interact, he’s either being sharp and dismissive or he’s being playful. Here’s John 2:4–5: καὶ ὑστερήσαντος οἴνου λέγει ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ πρὸς αὐτόν· οἶνον οὐκ ἔχουσιν. 4 λέγει αὐτῇ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· τί…

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The Gospel on the Cross

Luke 23:40–43 Ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ ἕτερος ἐπιτιμῶν αὐτῷ ἔφη· οὐδὲ φοβῇ σὺ τὸν θεὸν ὅτι ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ κρίματι εἶ; 41 καὶ ἡμεῖς μὲν δικαίως, ἄξια γὰρ ὧν ἐπράξαμεν ἀπολαμβάνομεν· οὗτος δὲ οὐδὲν ἄτοπον ἔπραξεν. 42 καὶ ἔλεγεν· Ἰησοῦ, μνήσθητί μου ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου. 43 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἀμήν σοι λέγω· σήμερον…

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When Jesus Told You So

The moment when Peter denies him (Luke 22:61) — What does Jesus’ face look like then? Luke invites you to imagine it. The Lord turned and looked directly at Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how the Lord had told him that before the rooster crows today you will deny me three…

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Latin on My First May 4th

For some reason, this morning I woke too early. Even more strange: I was actually rewarded for lying there and scrolling through Twitter before getting up. Legonium had posted their illustrated Bella Stellaria Pars Quarta: Spes Nova. It was nice to have the opportunity read through those gorgeous slides, but this turned out to be…

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Sonic Support Group

These are my favorite albums to play while working from home: Explosions in the Sky, How Strange, Innocence and The Wilderness Pink Floyd, Darkside of the Moon World Harmonic, Chant: The Best of Gregorian Chant I play at least a few of these every day, too: Avett Brothers. I don’t even know where to start.…

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