Karoline Lewis, associate professor of preaching and Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Homiletics at Luther Seminary, explains in this 3-minute video the value in reading Bible passages from a variety of translations.
She uncovers the way that different translators portray Jesus’ baptism and death in the Gospel of Mark, and makes the point that the words we choose shape the way we see God’s activity.
“God was located in the Holy of Holies, behind that temple curtain. But if God is not behind the curtain … God is out and God is doing something new in Jesus. We can’t just lock up God again in some place that we think we want God to be. In Jesus we experience God in a way we never have before,” Lewis said.