Partnership is both a biblical imperative and a practical reality. The more the world sees us working together, and the more the Christian community sees us working together, the more impact we will have. We need to repent of any sense of competition.
“I was asked to recruit and organize the very best scholars in the Christian evangelical community in Latin America. We worked for 10 years. In 1990, we published the NVI.”
Many people in India dismiss the caste system as being yesterday’s news. It’s a long-forgotten concept, irrelevant in today’s world, they claim. But caste and class divisions are still endemic among different segments of our communities. There is an invisible line, separating the “upper” from the “lower” – a line that we, as believers, need to destroy with our actions and not just our words. The caste system is an issue that is paralyzing India’s progress. It even plays out …
Jim sees translation as a spiritual work that involves carefully finding the best way to say what God desires to say in each language. It’s a huge challenge and requires trusting the One who is the incarnate Word of God.
How does God recruit people to translate the Bible? In Ebenezer (“Eben”) Boafo’s case, it was through a very clear and persistent series of events that involved… Walmart.
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 …
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.