I’ve been thinking, recently, about how difficult the Bible is to read. We really expect a lot from new Christians, and even those who have been around for awhile, to be able to gleam T(t)ruth from the Scriptures. With all of the various translations around, it’s incredibly hard to even know which Bible to read. Even while I love The Message, there are still times while reading it that I say to myself, “If only I could actually see what happened here – maybe that would help me understand better.” This is something that we, as followers of Christ, have to deal with. We need to continue to wrestle with making the Scriptures relevant to today’s culture and time.
And then today – I found it. The answer to my problem, and I think something that will help bring the Truth of the Gospel to many people in today’s postmodern world. The Brick Testament. The Reverend Brendan Powell Smith has created a timeless visual translation of the Holy Scriptures. I have only spent a few hours reading through The Brick Testament online, but have been illuminated by numerous of The Reverend’s translations.
I used to be confused about many scriptural issues, but The Brick Testament has helped me, just today, with many of these issues, including: the role of women in church, Old Testament purity codes, stoning in the OT, how Mary actually became pregnant, issues concerning marriage vs staying single.
Let these words and images of The Brick Testament speak to your heart, as they did mine today.