Bible Meme

Ryan Burns —  February 16, 2008

First, I still don’t really understand this whole “meme” thing… I think that since I got tagged, I now have to answer and then tag 5 other people?

I’ll do it, but someone please explain this whole phenomenon to me:

1. What translation of the Bible do you like best?

2. Old or New Testament?

  • Is that even a legit question? Do you like the first half of the movie or the second? Do you like the front of your car or the back? Do you like your left or your right nostril? Sorry… Whole thing.

3. Favorite Book of the Bible?

  • Ephesians

4. Favorite Chapter?

  • Ephesians 2

5. Favorite Verse? (feel free to explain yourself if you have to)

  • Ephesians 2:4 “BUT GOD…”

6. Bible character you think you’re most like?

  • The number of funny jokes I came up with here is amazing. However, none were very good for public consumption… that and I don’t want to get struck by lightening.

7. One thing from the Bible that confuses you?

  • Just one… sheesh… Let’s start with the Hebrew language (I’m taking Hebrew II right now)

8. Moses or Paul?

  • In a cage match… Moses. I’m sure he got some mad ninja training in Pharaoh’s house… then all those years herding sheep… He was probably a tough cookie… that, and the bible is clear that Paul let other people do the fighting (Acts 7:58). So, yeah, Moses in a cage match… was that what was ment by the question?

9. A teaching from the Bible that you struggle with or don’t get?

  • Shoot… all makes sense to me ;) Seriously though, I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. Why am I even in seminary?

10. Coolest name in the Bible?

  • Zebediah (means Son of Michael… and, yeah, my friend Mike named his kid Zebediah… now that is cool!)

Now tag five people. Chad, Nick, Jeff, Paul, Julie, & Terry

Ryan Burns


Ryan Burns is on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA. He also runs a church jobs website to help connect churches and ministers.

8 responses to Bible Meme

  1. I’m not sure if I completely understand it yet either. Thanks for being a good sport and participating.


  2. Answered. Thanks for the tag

  3. Jeff -> your post is MIA.

  4. I got it and will get to it tonight–Nathanael finally got to come home today so we are a bit busy.

  5. I don’t really know the point of them either. If I had to venture a guess I’d say the purpose of it is to ask directed questions to draw out some specific characteristic of the blogger. However, that can only apply in some situations. The last meme I was tagged with had nothing to do with me. I just had to post a few sentences from a random page in a book.

  6. My response is now over on my blog. (Sorry, I was a little bit slow!)