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Committed to God’s Mission

Committed to God’s Mission

I had a difficult time writing this week’s blog post. I had lots of ideas, too many ideas, and I couldn’t seem to finish any of the articles I started. In a different context and situation, you might say I have commitment issues—unable to finish a project, difficulty...

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Faith of Our Fathers

Faith of Our Fathers

The word “father” is mentioned over 900 times in the Bible! Fathers have great influence in our lives. As Scripture says, they are to encourage and comfort (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12). They show compassion (Psalm 103:13). Fathers should set an example (Proverbs 22:6)...

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First Things First

First Things First

“What do you need to teach people before they can learn to read or write?” An LBT missionary asked that question years ago while meeting with several language teams in Liberia. Someone answered, “The alphabet.” The missionary wrote alphabet at the bottom of the...

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God Equips

God Equips

I can see Interstate 70 from my house. I can also see it from my office window at Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT). Some days, watching the traffic go by, I feel the urge to just get in my car and join the flow. Pick a direction and go where the road takes me. And it...

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Stepping on the Leaves

Stepping on the Leaves

Bible translation is a complicated process with a simple goal: bring Scripture to people in a way that accurately conveys God’s message through a language they understand in a way that is meaningful to them. Dr. Chris Pluger—who will travel to Ethiopia later this year...

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