I found this book rather frustrating and sometimes irritating. But it is a good book and deserves to be read.
the Bible itself does not generally exhibit the clarity to which its modern translators aspire
There must be something of interest here; even if you don’t watch the video which shows me trying to pretend that I’m not freezing cold while talking about Africa.
The definitive guide to the terminology surrounding Bible Translation
I thought it would be good to step back from the broader questions about mission and mission support and to focus back on Bible translation. This post by Sue is from 2015. What could be simpler than asking someone to close the door you might think? But whenever you try and translate something from one […]
In which I am almost persuaded of the need for more translations of the Bible in English and lots of other stuff.
The New Testament paints a picture of different nations and cultures being grafted into the Christian faith, not by imposing Jewish traditions on them (Acts 15), but by breaking down the dividing wall between Jews and Gentiles and creating a new, multicultural, united people in Jesus (Eph. 2:14).
Some interesting stuff, some encouraging stuff and some downright disturbing stuff. A roundup of things that have caught my eye over the last month or two.
Local churches may not have the finance or the all-powerful publicity machine that the agencies can bring to bear, but they must not be treated as passive actors who should just stand around and watch while the experts from overseas get on and do their stuff.
Lots of interesting stuff, but not a lot of jokes.