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“For whatever one may say of the (ultimate) unattainability of translation, it is and remains nonetheless one of the weightest and worthiest occupations in the overall being of the world (i.e., for humanity).” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1820; translated from German
Last week Lynelle and I, with two of our children, visited several ABT members who are deep into the study of everything linguistic at SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) on the campus of University of North Dakota. Every year we try to have an ABT representative spend a day or two on campus...
"Words are not coins, dead things whose value can be mathematically computed. You cannot quote an exact English equivalent for a French word, as you might quote an exact English equivalent for a French coin. Words are living things, full of shades of meaning, full of associations; and, what is...
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. The opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”—Elie Wiesel
"Translation of the Bible was undertaken in the early centuries because there was no idea that the sacredness of the Bible was to be sought in its incomprehensibility." —Lamin Sanneh
These men risked their lives to make contact with an unknown people group in the Venezuelan jungle. But why did so many years pass before the people were truly evangelized?
Paul Dye told this story of faith, adventure, and failure at our Camp Week 2019. It happened 50 years ago...
“I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.” —Elisabeth Elliot
"Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy." —Proverbs 31:8-9
Lessons from the Conquest of Canaan
It has been said, “When it comes to missions, the low-hanging fruit has already been picked.”
In Joshua 13:1 we read of a time where the Lord spoke to Joshua saying, “Thou art old and stricken with years and there...