Tag: Bible

What I’m Reading: Markos

Markos is better known as the Gospel of Mark, but in Sarah Ruden’s new translation of the Gospels, she hews more closely to the original Greek than most versions. Hence, Mark becomes Markos, Matthew becomes Maththaios, Luke becomes Loukas, John becomes Iohannes, and Jesus… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Markos”

What I’m Reading: Isaiah

Over Christmas of 2022, I decided to read the biblical book of Isaiah. A number of selections form Isaiah occur every year in the lectionary readings at my church during Advent, and I decided to delve further. I’ll be honest, Isaiah has never been… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Isaiah”

What I’m Reading: Ecclesiastes

There are a few things I try to read on an annual basis. During baseball season, I always try to read a baseball book. Every year, I try to read at least one history book, one work of classic literature, and something by or… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Ecclesiastes”

What I’m Reading: The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis, is an epistolary novel containing the letters of a demon, Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood. Wormwood is a tempter, assigned to lead a human being astray so Satan can take his soul, and he’s having some trouble with… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: The Screwtape Letters”

Nick’s annual reading goals

Over the years I’ve established a set of goals, or at least traditions, for my reading.  I try to read a selection from each of the following categories every year: 1) Bible.  During Lent, I try to read daily from the Bible or a… Continue Reading “Nick’s annual reading goals”

Best books of the Bible

My final post of Lent, a list of the top five books of the Bible!  Of course top favorites lists are kind of ridiculous.  Boiling down all the artistry and importance of, in this case, books of the Bible, to one dimension is an overly simplifying… Continue Reading “Best books of the Bible”

What I’m Reading: Job

My final reading for Lent: Job.  I’m sure everybody knows the basic story.  Satan comes to God, who asks him what he thinks of Job, an especially devoted man.  Satan responds that of course Job is devoted to God, for God has blessed him. … Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Job”

What I’m Reading: Esther

Can you name the two books of the Bible named after women?  OK, you read the title of this blog post, so you got Esther.  The other is Ruth.  I read Esther as part of my Lenten reading this year and found it fairly delightful. … Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Esther”