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Open Doors | Dr. Chris & Janine Pluger

Open Doors | Dr. Chris & Janine Pluger

July 9, 2021

"From day zero, it was a community effort. There were so many people who were fired up about what we were doing. And so many people wanted to be involved.”  –Dr. Chris Pluger 

Dr. Chris & Janine Pluger served in Zambia and helped complete the Nsenga New Testament. Now they are headed to Ethiopia to serve in multiple Bible translation projects. They have plenty of stories to share. 

Go to the Deepest Water | Bishop Andrew Gulle

Go to the Deepest Water | Bishop Andrew Gulle

June 25, 2021

“When people lose hope, it is time for the Gospel. It is time to plant the faith. We have seen also people, who are coming to Jesus. Because when people despair, they need encouragement.” – Bishop Andrew Gulle   

Bishop Andrew Gulle leads the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania’s East of Lake Victoria Diocese (ELCT-ELVD). The Lutheran Church of Tanzania is the second largest Lutheran church body in Africa. Lutheran Bible Translators partners with the ELVD in the Kerewe Bible translation program. 

Enduring Word | Dr. Reed Lessing

Enduring Word | Dr. Reed Lessing

June 11, 2021

Many churches do not know about the ongoing need for Bible translation. Millions of people are still without Scripture in a language they understand. Join the Bible translation movement to put God’s Word in their hands.

Mark your calendar. Sign up to receive resources! Bible Translation Sunday is September 26th this year (lbt.org/bts).

Dr. Reed Lessing is this year’s sermon contributor for Bible Translation Sunday. He is the Director of the Center for Biblical Studies, a professor at Concordia University St. Paul, and the author of several Old Testament commentaries.

Finding Hope | Heidi Goehmann

Finding Hope | Heidi Goehmann

May 28, 2021

Heidi Goehmann is an author, licensed clinical social worker, deaconess, and mental health advocate. Heidi serves on Lutheran Bible Translators' Board of Directors and is passionate about God's Word in the hands of people everywhere. 

“That is what the Bible does for us. It helps root out all that internal stuff so that God can begin to heal and redeem and restore.” 

Show Notes

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

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