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Bible Translation Reviews Theology

Translating the Scriptures and the Gospel

I’ve been rereading The Continuing Conversion of the Church, by Darrell Guder this week. It really is an excellent book which I strongly reccomend to anyone who has responsibility for thinking through the mission and role of the Church. This isn’t an easy book and it doesn’t lay out a twelve step programme of how […]

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Bible Translation Christian Life

Thomas a Kempis on Reading Scripture

This short piece is well worth a read. http://englishbibles.blogspot.com/2006/04/kempis-on-reading-holy-scripture.html This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on the web and it is impossible for us to keep up to date with everything.

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Bible Translation Christian Life featured Mission

Why I think Bible Translation is Important.

This is a rough piece of work that I vaguely hope will become the basis for my MTh thesis. I’m putting it out in public view now so that I can get feedback and ideas which will help me develop my thoughts. I would really value any comments you might make. Please log on below […]

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Africa Mission Travel

What I did on my non-holidays

Waiting in line for passport control at Bole airport in Addis Ababa, I had plenty of time to talk to my neighbours; a couple from Manchester who were on their way home after a few weeks touring the country. They told me that they had done the usual tourist trail visiting Gonder and other exciting […]

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Bible Translation Humour

New Bible Translations

Let’s face it, Bible translation tends not to be a very funny subject – not a lot of laughs to be had. So, take a look at this  blog posting which I think is hilarious. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or […]

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Bible Translation

Erasmus and Bible Translation

I’m grateful to my colleague Alan Gibson for the following about Erasmus: [In the Preface to his 1516 NT] Erasmus argued that Christian truth was not so complicated that it had to be hidden among a handful of men. Unlike other philosophies, Christianity suited itself to every need and person and was ‘within the reach […]

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Bible Translation Mission

Roger Welch: Sermon on Supporting Bible Translation

Roger Welch, of Merland Rise Church (and Wycliffe Bible Translators) has an interesting sermon based on Acts 16 about supporting Bible translation in India. The sermon addresses issues of particular relevance to Merland Rise Church, but also looks at some of the bigger ethical issues mission support both for national missionaries and expats. The sermon […]

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Bible Translation

Swimming suits in the Bible

There is an interesting and intriguingly title post over at Better Bibles Blog. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on the web and it is impossible for us to keep up to […]

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Bible Translation Theology

The Pope on the Bible

I discovered the following quote from an interview on Pub Philospher (what a great name for a Blog). It comes from an interview given by Father Joseph Fessio, a friend of Pope Benedict’s. In the interview, Father Fessio remembered a conversation with the Pope concerning Islam’s ability to adapt to modern culture. The Pope gives […]

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Bible Translation

The New Testament in Gullah

The language that gave us the song “Kumbaya” and the words yam, nanny, and gumbo now has a Bible to call its own. Christianity Today has a fascinating article on the translation of the New Testament into Gullah a language spoken on the islands of the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas.The Word from Geecheetown […]