Embracing Scripture

Embracing Scripture

You may not think of the Reformation as a grassroots movement, but you could say that’s how it started out. One man listed the issues he had with the church, others copied and distributed the list, the copies spread from region to region, and soon people all over...
Does the Reformation Continue?

Does the Reformation Continue?

In a previous post I mentioned Ulfilas, who translated Scripture into Gothic in the 4th century. Only portions of Ulfilas’ translation still exist but an abundance of materials written by and about the early church reformers—Wycliffe, Hus, Calvin and Luther—are...
Experiences of a Lifetime

Experiences of a Lifetime

Is it really worth the time and effort to translate the Bible? If you ask Jim Laesch, the answer is an emphatic YES! “I’m sure glad that someone else took the time and effort and devoted their life to translate the Bible from Greek and Hebrew to Latin and German and...
It’s a Big Deal!

It’s a Big Deal!

You’ve probably never heard of Ulfilas (I certainly hadn’t), but he may well have been the first to create an alphabet for a completely oral language. In the 4th century! Ulfilas was a Christian bishop serving as a missionary among the nomadic Germanic people known as...
Share this Word of God!

Share this Word of God!

“We don’t want to hide this great work in an office somewhere,” said Rev. Oscar Lema. “Let us get out into the community and share this Word of God with everyone!” Rev. Lema is the Translation Program Supervisor and Chief Strategist for the Evangelical Lutheran Church...
Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Did you celebrate Labor Day this past weekend? Although originally established to honor the work done in trade and labor organizations, the observance has become a bit more generic over the years. In fact, for many, the day has nothing to do with labor at all, simply...