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Confidence in Christ | President Egger

Confidence in Christ | President Egger

May 13, 2022

"Luther knew from his own experience, as well as from the testimony of Scripture, how powerful and life giving the written words of God are and what a firm confidence they give us in Christ and His plans and promises for us." — President Thomas Egger

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s translation of the New Testament into the vernacular German. President Thomas Egger of Concordia Seminary St. Louis shares about the foundational nature and authority of Scripture. People have confidence in Christ as they receive God’s Word in their own language. 

Lives are Changing | Mark & Marie

Lives are Changing | Mark & Marie

April 29, 2022

Follow Mark and Marie’s* story in God’s mission. Discover how the Lord is working even in the hard-to-reach regions of the world.

 

*Due to the sensitivity of their work, pseudonyms have been used.

After the Resurrection

After the Resurrection

April 15, 2022

“Things can be set right with God. Reconciliation can happen. And it all finds its place in the resurrection.” 

Celebrate the joy we have after Christ’s resurrection — living into our identity as Easter people! 

Dr. Rich Rudowske shares the theological and cultural implications of resurrection in biblical history and present day. 

The Final Episode

The Final Episode

April 1, 2022

“So, it’s been a lot of fun on the podcast, and we just wanted to share some of the good times with you here.” — Rev. Rich Rudowske

We’re so thankful for all our Essentially Translatable listeners! Please enjoy “The Final Episode!”

...and Happy April Fool’s!

God’s Word Brings Peace | Dr. Tim Beckendorf

God’s Word Brings Peace | Dr. Tim Beckendorf

March 18, 2022

The Khwe people of Botswana lived in fear of their ancestors’ curses. God’s Word was not accessible to them in their language to receive the light of Scripture.

A panoramic Bible, which shares passages of both the Old and New Testaments, will be released later this year in the Khwedam language. Rev. Dr. Tim Beckendorf shares the importance of Scripture to bring peace and hope to the Khwe people to drive out fear.

Scripture Impact (Part II) | Tshwari Tjetjoo

Scripture Impact (Part II) | Tshwari Tjetjoo

March 3, 2022

Shekgalagari is spoken by a people group living in the Kalahari Desert. It was not a written language until the Bible translation program started. Now, people are engaging with Scripture in their own language and understanding it. 

In Essentially Translatable’s 50th episode, Tshwari Tjetjoo shares about the joys and challenges as a translator with the Shekgalagari Bible translation program and the impact of Scripture for the Bakgalagari people. 

Scripture Impact | Pontsho Mosweu

Scripture Impact | Pontsho Mosweu

February 18, 2022

The Bakgalagari people in Botswana have been eager for God’s Word in their own language! 

Deaconess Pontsho Mosweu shares about her journey as a translator with the Shekgalagari Bible translation program and the impact of Scripture in her community. 

Living Water | Khristian Dentley

Living Water | Khristian Dentley

February 4, 2022

The Living Water project is the first of its kind. The New Testament is sung chapter by chapter to a film-score musical genre — word for word, the English Standard Version (ESV) of Scripture.

Listeners experience Scripture in this immersive, uplifting production. Go behind the Living Water recording experience with Grammy Award-winning vocalist and Living Water contributor Khristian Dentley.

Living Water is produced for the Bible translation movement in association with Lutheran Bible Translators.  

Missionary Training | Eshinee Veith & Tiffany Smith

Missionary Training | Eshinee Veith & Tiffany Smith

January 21, 2022

Training for missionary service through Lutheran Bible Translators focuses on developing a deeper understanding of language and preparing for service on multicultural teams.  

Go behind the scenes with Training Coordinator Eshinee Veith and Missionary-in-Training Tiffany Smith. Discover how Lutheran Bible Translators preps missionaries for international service. 

In Words | Sermon Series

In Words | Sermon Series

January 7, 2022

We celebrate the incarnation of the Son – fully God and fully man – at Christmas.

Dive in as Director for Program Ministries Rev. Rich Rudowske shares how the Bible must also be incarnate in the language people understand best.

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