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Welcome to Fire On Your Head, the podcast designed to "kick you out of the upper room". We're a discussion and interview-styled show hosted by me, Steve Bremner, a blogger, author, and missionary to Peru. Join me as I interview authors and other interesting people, and sometimes post shows just by myself getting something out of my system. Sometimes I'm funny, sometimes serious, but hopefully you'll find it always worthwhile.

Jul 2, 2018

Dr. Brian Simmons, lead translator for The Passion Translation of the Bible joins me this week for an insightful interview and discussion. 

In this episode we cover:

  • How he handles peoples' criticism that he's a "lone ranger" translating the Bible; and how he learns to listen to critics in case God is speaking to him through them
  • Epiphanies he had while discovering the appropriate words in the text while translating the Bible into a tribal dialect as a missionary
  • How his translation work has helped him see a few popular Bible passages we've been misunderstanding in English
  • We also discuss our mutual favorite book of the book, Song of Songs
  • I also ask Brian if Jesus spoke in tongues (a question I've been asked since releasing my book on Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues.
  • The importance of translating meanings not just words
  • And much more...

Relevant Links and Books Mentioned in Today's Show:

What's God Really Like? by SJ Hill, audiobook narrated by yours truly.

The Passion Translation dot com - The TPT's official website

Passion Movement dot com. - Support the Work of this Translation

Stairway Ministries - Ministry website of Brian and Candice Simmons

Brian Simmons on Audible