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The Bible Surprise that Got These Translators Thinking Differently about How to Spread the Gospel

By Billy Hallowell, Deseret News. There has been an explosion of late in the use of digital Bibles, with hundreds of millions of tablets and smartphones now carrying Bible apps that offer up personal studies, daily readings and a variety of scripture translations. Consider that the popular YouVersion Bible app has already been downloaded more …

Persecuted Christians in North Africa Receive Smuggled Bibles

By Carey Lodge, Christian Today. Constant prayer has helped Christians to smuggle in Bibles and training materials for pastors in a North African country where believers face persecution. According to persecution charity Open Doors, a 24/7 prayer meeting has been running constantly in the country, which cannot be identified for security reasons, since 2003. Local …

Wycliffe Associates Tackling Persecution After Militants Kill Bible Translators

By Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife. U.S.-based Bible translation group Wycliffe Associates (WA) is rushing to train and shelter indigenous Bible translators from areas controlled by Islamic militants, after at least four of its workers were killed in the Middle East, BosNewsLife established Sunday, April 17. WA said a Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation (MAST) training session …

10 Bible translation projects to be launched in countries with ‘severe’ Christian persecution

By Samuel Smith, Christian Post. At least 10 new Bible translation projects will be launched in countries where Christians are highly persecuted, one of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations has announced.   Wycliffe Associates, which partners with churches and Bible translators around the world to bring the Gospel into new languages, announced in a …

A comforting Word in the hotel nightstand

Two billion Bibles later, the Gideons are still at it, spreading the Gospel room by room. By Bob Greene, The Wall Street Journal. If 2016, as various where-is-society-heading experts predict, turns out to be the year in which the sleek new digital world rudely shoves ink-on-paper products deeper than ever toward the dustbin of history, …

What I have learned about the Bible

By Tim Keller, The Gospel Coalition. Western society used to be basically divided between people who (1) respected the Bible as “the truth” but didn’t follow it, (2) believed and followed it devotedly, or (3) rejected it as simply a book of legends and myths. Things are changing.  To begin with, the first group is rapidly …

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