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The Costly, Yet Eternally Rewarding Life of Being a Bible Translator

In Bible, Ministry by Biblica Staff

For Mathew Varghese, the road to becoming a Bible translator was long and difficult. It required a great deal of time and prayer, along with some serious sacrifices. Mathew was born into a Syrian Orthodox family. As a baby, his parents dedicated him to become a priest in the Syrian Orthodox Church. “When I was 15 years old,” he says, “I had my first encounter with the Lord. My Sunday school teacher introduced me to the Lord Jesus Christ and …

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What Good is the Bible if It’s Not Available in Your Language?

In Ministry by Stephen Cave

What do you think of when you hear the words “Bible translation work”? Maybe you envision grey-headed missionaries bent over a make-shift desk in a thatched hut somewhere in rural Africa, translating God’s Word into the language of a primitive tribe. Or maybe it doesn’t conjure any visions. Maybe you think Bible translation work is a thing of the past, something that’s no longer needed.

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The Military Biblestick: Real Hope for Real Heroes

In Bible, Ministry by Biblica Staff

“It helped me get closer to God. I thought I had lost Him, but He found me.” – Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army “[It] keeps me calm and self-controlled. It gives me hope.” – Petty Officer 2nd Class, U.S. Navy “[It] gives me peace of mind to know daily that God loves me and has me in His care as well as my family and friends.” – Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army “It fills my mind with the Word of God …

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There’s a Game Even Bigger Than Sports. It’s Called Life.

In Ministry by Biblica Staff

Sports has been called the universal language. It can bridge not only language barriers, but barriers of geography, ethnicity and culture. Even people who can’t understand each other can connect via sports. But athletic competition can be much more than just a common experience or activity. Sports can become a very powerful vehicle for sharing the gospel. That’s what Biblica Europe had in mind when they developed The Game of Life – a special, athletically-focused, Scripture resource. And it was …

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This Lemonade Stand is Changing the World. Just Wait Until You See How!

In Ministry by Biblica Staff

“So you wanna change the world… What are you waiting for?” Back in 2004, that provocative question was issued via a song sung by Lindsay Lohan. While the actress/singer has had her own personal struggles since then, the lyrics are definitely a challenge to anyone who is a follower of Christ. The song goes on to say: Sometimes, I feel a little helpless Seems like I can’t do a thing But anything is possible Just you wait and see Nine-year-old …