Number of weeks: 1
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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There are so many bible versions! How can you choose? It can make a person weary trying to decide!
With gift giving season is coming up, someone may want to buy a bible as a gift. Gifting a bible also happens for graduations, birthdays, and commemorating. Many churches give bible for confirmation, membership, and baptism.
This course will focus on building a beginning level of understanding about the differences between translations, version, and paraphrases. But with over 450 different bibles in the English language, there’s no way to look at them all. But there are a few categories for the method of translating a bible. There are some definitions for understanding the intention of a bible. In this course, you will be come familiar with what to look at in bibles so that you will have some criteria by which to make your purchase.
About the Instructor
Craig Morton is a church consultant and the co-pastor of the Mennonite church he and his wife, Karla, planted over 15 years ago in Meridian, Idaho; a suburb of Boise and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
Craig’s consulting work helps congregations with missional imagination and discernment, navigating difficult transitions, and transforming conflict. He recently completed his doctorate in Organizational Leadership and continues to study the practices of cohesion which support denominational unity.
Craig also teaches college courses in management, ethics, and organizational behavior at Northwest Nazarene University and other schools. From November through July, Craig coaches high school and advanced track athletes, specializing in sprinting and hurdles as well as doing speed and agility coaching, for Meridian High School, and the Treasure Valley YMCA Team Idaho Track and Field Club.
Together, he and Karla have four adult children, two grandsons, a border collie/Australian shepherd mix, and a rascally cat. He loves to be outside hiking, gardening, fishing, or camping, and loves to cook, bake artisan style breads, and experiment with new recipes. You can read his blog on Patheos.