By on February 28, 2024

King James Version vs NRSV and King Charles III

In a letter to the editor in December 2023, a reader complained that the translation of the Bible we use is a ‘dumbed’ down version. The writer was referring to the gospel for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost: ‘Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.’?” The NRSV says, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s.” I replied that I couldn’t do anything about the language used in Anglican churches, but the ‘emperor’ might. In this case, King Charles III, who is the Supreme Governor of The Church of England and whose head is about to be used on Canadian currency. As this was an irony that I thought the King might appreciate, I wrote a letter to HRH. I received a reply four weeks later from Buckingham Palace marked “PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL.” And so,
unfortunately, I’m not at liberty to share what HRH said, other than I was pleased with the reply.

Ecumenical Number Plate

The article in the February edition concerning the many meanings of my wife’s number plate “SHADAI” in different languages. We received another one recently while in a shopping mall parking lot. Apparently, “SHADAI” in Poland means “take a seat” in the context of a welcome. I can’t think of a better way to introduce “Almighty God” in a casual conversation.

The HighWay’s return to a Newspaper Format

Even though the magazine format of The HighWay was popular, we have returned to the Newspaper format, which is less expensive to produce and wastes less paper in its production.





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