November 13, 2020
What does it mean to be able to read God’s Word in your heart language? Rev. John Bundor shares about literacy efforts in Sierra Leone and the life-changing role of God’s Word in this ministry. Join Pastor Bundor and host, Rich Rudowske to discuss many topics, including: a typical literacy program, the necessity of the written word along with the ability to read, and why investing in Sierra Leone literacy efforts is worth your time and money.
"But when you communicate to them in their own language, they will grasp the Gospel with their two hands." – Rev. John Bundor, president of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, and literacy coordinator with The Institute of Sierra Leone Literacy (TISLL)
October 30, 2020
Martin Luther once wrote “I wish that every village had its own interpreter and that this book alone would live in the hands, eyes, ears, and hearts of all people.” Dr. Erik Herrmann talks to us about the role of Bible translation during the Reformation and today. Join Dr. Herrmann and host, Rich Rudowske to discuss keeping scripture at the center of it all, pastoral care, social media versus the printing press, and more.
“Luther decides pretty early on when he discovers the Gospel that the thing that is going to reform the church is not him.” – Dr. Erik Herrmann
October 16, 2020
What is the best way to plan for strategic transitions? Dr. Mike Rodewald shares memories of the last five years with Lutheran Bible Translators, including the move to Concordia, Missouri. Join Dr. Mike and host, Rev. Rich Rudowske to discuss ministry challenges, building reserves, being strategic instead of reactive, looking to the future, and more.
“How can we survive and thrive?” – Dr. Mike Rodewald
October 2, 2020
You might have felt the urge to “do something” for missions. Dr. Jim & Susan Kaiser share their story of similar urging and of God’s provision and leading. Join the Kaisers and host, Rev. Rich Rudowske to discuss translation consulting, God’s faithfulness, finding a helpmate and partner, raising a family on the mission field, and more.
“God did His thing and used me for His purposes.”
– Susan Kaiser
September 18, 2020
Where does identity come from? Dr.Boafo brings years of field experience and training to multi-lingual ministry during this conversation about opportunities and challenges when engaging African churches in Bible translation. Join the Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Boafo and host, Rev. Rich Rudowske to discuss local language engagement, local theologizing, and so much more.
“Take advantage of their way of life to spread the Gospel.”
– Dr. Ebenezer Boafo, 1st Vice President, Evangelical Lutheran Church Ghana
September 3, 2020
What makes the Word of God “Essentially Translatable”? Join Rev. Rich Rudowske as he talks with Troy Neujahr and Craig Donofrio of For You Radio to explain the importance of this specialized missionary work.This podcast was originally recorded and released by 1517.org
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. Produced by Lutheran Bible Translators and For You Radio.
“The Word of God and the Holy Spirit working through that is powerful. And where that is absent how can that church be effective and really take root?"
– Rev. Rich Rudowske, Chief Operating Officer, Lutheran Bible Translators
August 20, 2020
What would our congregations look like without God’s Word? How can you involve your congregation in Bible translation? Bible Translation Sunday is a time to join congregations across the world in this life-changing mission. Join Rev. Michael Pottschmidt and host, Rev. Rich Rudowske to discuss mission at home, the craft of preaching, the larger view of God’s work in the world, and the joys and struggles in ministry and family life.
"When we focus on our mission and purpose, then those other pieces begin to fall into place"
– Rev. Michael Pottschmidt
August 6, 2020
Have you wondered how a family goes about serving in the mission field? How does God use times of preparation and even struggle? God leads His servants on long and winding roads to do His mission!
Join Elliot and Serena Derricks and host, Rev. Rich Rudowske to discuss language communities, language fluency, joy in their work, and more.
July 24, 2020
Have you ever considered being a missionary? How about an internship to see if this is the right fit? You could learn so much about God's presence everywhere! Join Tiffany Smith and guest host, Emily Wilson to discuss some of what's packed into a Lutheran Bible Translators missionary internship, how much can be learned and gained, and more.
July 10, 2020
How many languages can one country contain? Nigeria has 515! How much work is there still to do in bridging the gaps and bringing the Word of God to these communities in their own language? Join Rev. Linus Otronyi and host, Rev. Rich Rudowske to discuss the first requirement in all mission, minority languages, and more.