Hey, I'm John Ross.
I make music, pour overs, & podcasts. I love the Lord and I love His Word.
I grew up in the foothills of Appalachia in northeastern KY. This is where the Lord saved me through the means of a faithful church body who preached the gospel Sunday after Sunday. I moved to Lexington for college (University of Kentucky) and earned a BA in Integrated Strategic Communications, after which I furthered my studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. I earned my Masters of Divinity there, concentrating my flexible credits on the theological category of Beauty & Aesthetics. I have the pleasure of serving at Crawford Avenue Baptist Church in Augusta, GA as the Assistant Pastor, where overseeing gathered worship is one of my main responsibilities. I'm a normal guy (I think?), and you're more than welcome to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christian Standard Bible
Accurate. Readable. Shareable.
The CSB follows a translation philosophy called “optimal equivalence.” The term conveys a commitment to both “formal equivalence” (which recognizes the importance of the form of the original language text—that is, the words used and the grammatical and rhetorical structures) and “functional equivalence” (which recognizes the importance of conveying the original message and intent in natural English readily understood by modern readers).
While recognizing that no translation is perfect, we are committed to making every effort to accomplish both of the two essentials of translation:
(1) to leave no aspect of the original language text unaccounted for in translation, and
(2) to render the text using natural English that is as easily comprehended as possible (see Hab 2:2; 1 Cor 14:8–9).