One of the most important Christian thinkers and influencers in the world died yesterday. Sadly, most evangelicals in Britain will not even have heard of him.
Some thoughts and further information about John Chau and his mission to the Sentinelese and a good story about Bible translation.
Are you not ashamed to mention only three tongues, and to command all other nations and tribes to be blind and deaf?
If you do the job I do, or train others to do that job, then you should put this on your reading list.
A few quotes from a very good book.
A simple, straightforward chapter of the Bible contains a real gotcha for the translator.
We translate the Bible because God is who he is.
The way in which the Bible is written shows that translation is permissible - but we can't say more than that.
The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus like a column of army ants!
It is difficult, close to impossible, for speakers of a prominent language like English to understand what it is like to have a minority language as your mother tongue. English speakers can assume that things will be translated for them, that they can get by in foreign countries even if they don't know the language … Continue reading Reasons for Bible Translation: Dignity