The First Nations Version of Ephesians 3-4:16. As he ministered among native tribes, pastor Terry Wildman would reword parts of Scripture to reflect the language and perspectives of his people. This year, his efforts to “indigenize” Bible translation turned into an official version of the New Testament published by InterVarsity Press. The following is an excerpt from Ephesians in the First Nations Version, which released on Tuesday. A Great Mystery Revealed Because I, Small Man (Paul), follow the Chosen One and represent you Nations in this way, I have been arrested and put in chains. I am sure you have…

The show isn’t just about the transformation of the disciples, it’s about our spiritual transformation, too. The Chosen, a multiseason look at the life of Christ through the eyes of his disciples, has garnered more than 50 million fans in 180 countries with its engaging and affecting storytelling, according to producers. Even viewers initially skeptical that anything good could come out of the Nazareth of Christian entertainment have found themselves hooked by The Chosen’s imaginative scripts and high production value. Director Dallas Jenkins has raised the bar for the quality of religious-themed entertainment. The show has broken crowdfunding records, raking…

Is there any sense in our suffering? Today’s pairing is “Rain, in Your Black Eyes” performed by Ezio Bosso, with a haunting underwater dance/film by Julie Gautier. See the video below. “Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”Isaiah 48:10 (KJV) Day 3. 266,115 confirmed cases, 11,153 deaths globally. Jesus refers to himself as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He also says his followers should take up their crosses and follow him. The Way is the way to the cross. The Truth is crucified. The Life is a…

I heard the heartache in my best friend’s voice, “We had to hospitalize our son last night. He was threatening violence.” I could feel the pain and anguish through the phone lines and my heart went out to her. My dearest friend is living day in and day out with an incredibly difficult situation. Times without number she has felt that God has asked her to handle situations that are beyond what she can bear. And yet, every time I see God’s grace exhibited in her life and in the life of her son. They CHOSE to love a boy…