History in the Making

History in the Making

I recently came across a history of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church here in Concordia, Missouri. It was an interesting read, telling of challenges, changes, tragedies and triumphs. But the need and desire to worship and share God’s Word overcame all obstacles, developing...
A Wonderful Milestone

A Wonderful Milestone

A few months ago, I wrote about the Shekgalagari New Testament translation reaching its final stages. It would have been more accurate to say the team was approaching the end of the third stage of the translation process. This involved taking the New Testament draft...
The Ultimate Victory

The Ultimate Victory

In just a few days, over 10,000 athletes will participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Every one of them devoted considerable time, energy and resources towards the goal of winning a medal for their country and being named best in the world in their chosen events. As...
Restless Hearts

Restless Hearts

“Transition is hard,” says Dr. Chris Pluger. Chris and his wife Janine are finishing their preparations for a new assignment with Lutheran Bible Translators. They sold their house in June but won’t leave for Ethiopia until August. In the meantime, “We’re wandering...
A New Generation

A New Generation

Why is the plural of house houses but the plural of mouse mice? Why is geese the plural of goose but the plural of moose is moose? Those with a background in linguistics and etymology can explain that it has to do with word origins, word development, abnormal and...
Set Free!

Set Free!

March 21, September 30, April 27, July 4, August 10, and September 16 all have something in common. They are the dates Namibia, Botswana, Sierra Leone, the U.S., Ecuador, and Papua New Guinea celebrate their independence, the day their countries and citizens received...