Friday, November 06, 2009
11th Hour Preacher Party: Biblespeak Edition
Widows, feet, the threshing floor - Caela used the term in Tuesday's comments to talk about the meanings under the words, and I loved it. "Biblespeak." It reminded me of the job 2 of my favorite radio show hosts do every day when they translate the "Hollywoodspeak" in press releases for those of us who aren't as close to the action. They always seem to be right on with their interpretations even though it seems like it comes from left field to me. Translating Biblespeak or at least sharing the meaning under the words is part of our job, though, isn't it? Geez, I hope it doesn't seem like it's coming out of nowhere when I do it, though.
Anyway, the Biblespeak is all over the lectionary passages we've got before us this week. Ladies and Gents, there is PLENTY with which to work! What are you translating?
Join us for the party in the comments. We love to have you!
(The cartoon was taken lovingly and hopefully legally from the Christianity Today blog, originally posted on June 23, 2008. It sort of fits, but even where it doesn't, I thought it was funny. Do you know that guy in your church? I sure do!)