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Skype Translation

Instantaneous translation will soon be available for people conversing on Skype. Presumably, the first phrase that the computer will have to learn is "can you hear me?". But what impact will this have on Bible translation?
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Catch 2021

Some thoughts on the "catch" that mission agencies face in a changing world. Vaguely inspired by Joseph Heller.
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50 Years of the NIV

Douglas Moo writing about Bible translation and the NIV: To claim that a word in the biblical languages has a “literal” meaning, capable of being summarized in a single English equivalent, is simply not true. Words occupy a spectrum of meaning, and the range of meaning of particular Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words is never quite the same as the range of meaning of any particular English word.
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Quotes to Make You Think

God works out his redemptive purposes in this story by choosing a people to make known to all where history is leading. Jesus does not write a book to transmit the good news to succeeding generations. Instead, he chooses, prepares, and commissions a community to make the goal of universal history known. This gathering work is central to his kingdom mission, and it begins in the early days of his ministry.
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Post-Christian Christmas

This means realizing that we are not the majority, and we are not going to force the rest of society to adopt our ways. We are going to have to acknowledge that society has a different view of marriage from us, that we practice business differently and are not typical in how we conduct our affairs, that we use our time and resources differently, and so forth. We are going to have
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Urban Mission: The New Frontier

Contextualisation is a constant mindset and a way of life. It is a continuing struggle with how to live out the gospel in a particular cultural setting. If the church is to be faithful, it must reflect deeply on the gospel and its implications, on its urban context, and on how to live out that gospel in the urban context.
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Jesus Who Died

Human powers only have authority because God has given it to them. They are able to do a lot of good in the world – just compare the UK with a failed state like Somalia. But they are not able to inaugurate the Kingdom. In the end, all human structures are fallen and like Pilate they will ultimately oppose the work of God in the world.
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