The message of God's story is timeless; the Word of God doesn't change. But methods by which that story is communicated should be timely; the vessels that steward God's Word can and should change.
One of those timely methods and vessels is Bible translations. Bible translations are both a gift and a problem. They give us the words God spoke through his servants, but words can become very poor containers for revelation--they leak! Over time the words change from one generation to the next. Meaning is influenced by culture, background, and a thousand other details.
The Passion Translation is a groundbreaking attempt to reintroduce the passion and fire of the Bible to the English reader. It doesn't merely convey the original, literal meaning of the words. It expresses God's passion for people and his world by translating the original, life-changing message of God's Word for modern readers.
God longs to have his Word expressed in every language in a way that would unlock the passion of his heart. Our goal is to trigger inside every English speaker an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible. This is a heart-level translation, from the passion of God's heart to the passion of your heart.
The Passion Translation Bible School is offering weekend courses on books of the Bible in various locations. (See Events for in-person classes)
Dr. Brian Simmons, the lead translator of The Passion Translation, will be the instructor and courses will be filmed.
These courses included ten hours of in-depth study of the books of the Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, generally over the course of two evenings and one day.