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Together in Mission | Alvina Federwitz

Together in Mission | Alvina Federwitz

July 8, 2022

“I tell people: you are equally as important as anyone on the field, because you’re the ones that keep us there.” — Alvina Federwitz

 

Listen in as Mission Participation Coordinator Alvina Federwitz describes her experience with Lutheran Bible Translators and its supporters through the decades.

Multicultural Teams | Paul Federwitz

Multicultural Teams | Paul Federwitz

June 24, 2022

“I actually think what was important during that time was sitting down with people in their house and having a meal. That’s where the trust was built. That’s where the relationship was built. And that radically changed how I was able to work with them.” — Paul Federwitz

Lutheran Bible Translators’ Chief Information Officer and Assistant Director for Program Ministries, Paul Federwitz, shares his insights about healthy team principles in multicultural settings. 

Co-Creative Process | Rev. Dr. Rich Rudowske

Co-Creative Process | Rev. Dr. Rich Rudowske

June 10, 2022

Don’t miss this episode!  

Lutheran Bible Translators’ Executive Director Elect Rev. Dr. Rich Rudowske becomes the interviewee — sharing his research and insights in Bible translation. 

Eternity in Their Hearts | Rev. David Federwitz

Eternity in Their Hearts | Rev. David Federwitz

May 27, 2022

"But when God’s Word is translated into another language, it enhances the whole Christian Church’s understanding of God’s love in a whole different way – in a whole different meaning.” 

Be inspired as you listen to Rev. David Federwitz, Regional Director for West Africa. His energy and passion for God’s mission is contagious.

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. 

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