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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.

A Very LBT Christmas

A Very LBT Christmas

December 22, 2021

Cozy up by the fire or your favorite chair and take a Christmas tour around the world.

Enjoy this Christmas special from 2020 as missionaries and staff share their stories about traditions and family, the Word in action, Scripture coming alive, and what Christmas is all about.

"One of the wonderful things about Christmas is to give… God gave us our greatest need and gave it to us lavishly." – Rev. Rich Rudowske

In the Details | Dr. Jeff Kloha

In the Details | Dr. Jeff Kloha

December 10, 2021

How can the Bible be authoritative if we aren’t sure we have the “right one”?

In this episode:

  • An Introduction to Textual Criticism
  • What You’ll Find at the Museum of the Bible
  • Electrifying Impact of Luther’s New Testament

Dr. Jeff Kloha is the Chief Curatorial Officer at the Museum of the Bible. He manages the Museum of the Bible Education, Scholars Initiative, Exhibits, Curatorial, and Collections departments.

An Untraditional Thanksgiving

An Untraditional Thanksgiving

November 24, 2021

Enjoy another holiday storytelling medley from missionaries. Flexibility and laughter are the key ingredients as they celebrate holidays away from ‘’home”. They’ve learned how to improvise and make the most of their favorite recipes and pastimes with an untraditional twist.

Connecting the Aramaic Culture | Demsin Lachin & Rob Hilbert

Connecting the Aramaic Culture | Demsin Lachin & Rob Hilbert

November 11, 2021

Generations of Aramaic speakers without the written Word are disconnected from their culture and God. Aramaic Bible Translation brings the Word of God to Aramaic speakers and connects them to their roots in the Christian faith.

"I see people growing in the knowledge of the Word. People are reading the Word of God and understanding it. And I see so many communities connecting. We see the love of God growing in the churches for each other coming together as one Body.” —Demsin Lachin

Demsin Lachin serves on the Assyrian Bible translation team to make God's Word accessible to neo-Assyrian language communities.

Rob Hilbert serves as the Executive Director for Aramaic Bible Translation.

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