Friday, August 4, 2017

Mark 16:1-8 in living koine

This is my reading of a passage from the Gospel of Mark in living koine - a system of pronunciation devised by Randall Buth. I think it is the most authentic form of the Greek extant in the days of Jesus and His apostles. Dr. Buth bases his research on findings mainly in linguistics, papyrology and inscriptions. It is a compromise between the academic 'Erasmian' system and modern Greek phonology.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Jesus is waiting at your door

There is still time - though it is running short;
Jesus still stands at the door of the heart and knocks.

Are you tired of the hamster wheel?
Are circumstances weighing you down?
Take His yoke upon you and learn from Him.

He is gentle and mild: religion enslaves,
spirituality blinds, philosophy wastes away,
and mysticism leads to nothing.

To follow Jesus is to find rest for your souls.
Time is short, life waits for no one:
Awake from stupor while it is still day!
Let the morning star dawn in your heart
as you pray: Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
Have mercy on me a sinner!