Essentially Translatable
Building a Sustainable Ministry | Dr. Bruk Ayele

Building a Sustainable Ministry | Dr. Bruk Ayele

May 14, 2021

Dr. Bruk Ayele serves as president of Mekane Yesus Seminary in Ethiopia. Explore with him. Listen to Bible translation as mission within the largest Lutheran church body in the world. 

"Part of that mission …is bringing the Good News to someone in their heart language. So, if our missionaries are Bible translators, …we believe that that mission will be very effective.” – Dr. Bruk Ayele

Faith and Heritage | Rob Hilbert

Faith and Heritage | Rob Hilbert

April 30, 2021

Rob Hilbert is the Executive Director of Aramaic Bible Translation and missionary with Lutheran Bible Translators. He previously served as a missionary with LBT in Sierra Leone and Botswana.

“It was the language that Jesus spoke in and would have communicated in. So, it has been around for a long time. The [Aramaic] languages we currently work in are descendants of that language.” – Rob Hilbert

Ask a Pastor | Understanding the Bible

Ask a Pastor | Understanding the Bible

April 16, 2021

Students had questions, and the pastors had answers.  

Pastor Tom Lange teaches religion including Christian apologetics at Saint Paul Lutheran High School. 

Easter People

Easter People

April 2, 2021

Listen in to stories of Easter from around the world. Laugh, ponder, and rejoice!

“We’re celebrating, we’re remembering that again – that day. But on the other hand, there’s not a day that has gone by since that first Easter day where that statement isn’t true for all of humanity. Jesus Christ is risen today. And that changes everything.” – Rev. Rich Rudowske

“Eradicating Bible Poverty” | Mart Green

“Eradicating Bible Poverty” | Mart Green

March 19, 2021
Mart Green is the Ministry Investment Officer for Hobby Lobby and the founder of Mardel Christian and Education Supply stores with a heart for putting God's Word in their hands.

 

“We just said let’s come together. What can we do together in unity – in oneness – that we couldn’t do by ourselves? The big, big goal was to eradicate Bible poverty.”

-Mart Green

Surrendering to God | Martin and Joan Weber

Surrendering to God | Martin and Joan Weber

March 5, 2021

Martin and Joan spent over 30 years in Cameroon, West Africa engaged in Bible translation ministry. Discover what it means to follow God’s call and witness lives transformed by the Gospel.

“And so, I surrendered it to God after that. I said, “God, you gave it to me. You can have it back.” –Joan Weber

Third-Culture Kid Perspective | Michaela Federwitz

Third-Culture Kid Perspective | Michaela Federwitz

February 19, 2021

Michaela Federwitz grew up in West Africa as a Missionary Kid with Lutheran Bible Translators, offering her a unique “third-culture kid” perspective. She will soon return to West Africa to serve as a nanny for the children of LBT-Canada's missionaries Rev. Mike and Kara Kuhn.

“The more effort you put into actually caring and getting to know that TCK, the more open they’ll be with you and the more they’ll feel comfortable.”

Support Michaela’s ministry at https://lbt.org/project/michaela-federwitz/.

The ABC’s of Bible Translation | Dr. Becky Grossmann

The ABC’s of Bible Translation | Dr. Becky Grossmann

February 5, 2021

Once upon a time…” The phrase may sound beautiful, but it would not be an accurate way to begin the story of Jesus’s birth. Now try to begin to imagine all the struggles of translating in another culture and language!  Join Dr. Becky Grossmann and co-hosts, Emily Wilson and Rich Rudowske, to discuss the idea of discourse, why it’s important, implementation and outcomes in translations, and the joy found in God’s Word.  

 

When you’re translating, you want to make sure that you’re using features that are natural in their language...” – Dr. Becky GrossmannBible translation consultant, Lutheran Bible Translators 

Sabbath Rest | Ali Federwitz

Sabbath Rest | Ali Federwitz

January 22, 2021

Rest. God rested after creation, a sign of completion and abundance. We can rest in God’s abundance and be completely dependent on Him. How do we rest? What does it look like?  Join Ali Federwitz and co-hosts, Emily Wilson and Rich Rudowske, to discuss the idea of Sabbath rest, spiritual health, and how we can clue our bodies, friends, families into knowing that it is time for rest.

 

“He has given me His abundance, His completeness. And I am trusting that in Him all things are complete.– Ali Federwitz, member care coordinator, Lutheran Bible Translators

Too Small a Thing | LBT Sermon Series

Too Small a Thing | LBT Sermon Series

January 8, 2021

What is God calling you to do? We can’t begin to wrap our minds around the totality of God’s mission. This episode of the LBT sermon series is based in part on Genesis 12:1-3 and originally delivered at Concordia Seminary St. Louis, MO one week before the entire nation shut down for Coronavirus. Join Emily Wilson and Rich Rudowske to discuss life at times of upheaval, and the reminder that God is always in control and has called us into His mission. 

Thank you to Concordia Seminary for the sermon audio: Rudowske, Richard, "084. Genesis 12:1-9" (2020). Chapel Sermons Academic Year 2019-2020. 89.  https://scholar.csl.edu/cs1920/89    

 

“When we say ‘Lord, lead. I will follow,’ we are going to go some places that we didn’t plan on going. And that we will be stretched beyond our comfort and find that only in our reliance on God can we have peace. And it certainly won’t be by our own reason or what we can figure out or manage.” – Rev. Rich Rudowske, chief operating officer, Lutheran Bible Translators

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