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Who Thought This Up?

I have to admit, those words ran through my mind and out of my mouth several times during advanced linguistics and cross-cultural training. Chapter 11 in Genesis provides an interesting answer to the question “who thought this up?” Verse 1 says that “all the earth was...

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Spiritual Matters

Halloween is just a few weeks away. Children—and adults—will dress up, trick or treat, attend parties, and tell ghost stories. In fact, throughout the year, zombies, vampires and other such creatures that go bump in the night make for popular books, TV shows and...

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How Do You Carry Your Bible?

How Do You Carry Your Bible?

In today’s world 758,000,000 adults over the age of 15 are illiterate, unable to read their own, or any, language. This presents a huge challenge for Bible translators. Though missionaries with Lutheran Bible Translators help create literacy materials, train teachers...

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Open the Window!

“Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light that breaketh the shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most holy place."  Preface to the King James Bible Mrs. Mary Donkeh, translator with the Maan...

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How to Recognize a Call to Mission

“NOT guaranteed: running water, electricity, or internet.” This ad might not typically inspire people to see the world. But the Lutheran Bible Translators Crossroads experience is not a typical overseas trip. Instead, Crossroads offers the opportunity to explore Bible...

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