"Bible translation matters because people value their languages and culture. But even more importantly, God values people along with their languages and culture.” —Eddie Arthur
"No one language can capture the glory of God" —Larry Hayashi
"What translators rather dryly refer to as looking for key terms is in fact an exciting theological reflection on God’s revelation to us. Things which are unclear or opaque in one language or culture become crystal clear when expressed in another." —Eddie Arthur
Anyone planning to move to a place where the language is different from what they are used to has some decisions to make. How is this language barrier going to be handled? Do I need to learn the language, and, if so, how well? How would I go about learning this new language? Is there a school...
"Christianity lives – one might say it survives – by crossing the boundaries of ethnicity, language and culture. Without that process, it can wither and die." —Andrew Walls
"Language is more than just a string of words; it is a cumulative articulated coordinate of ideas. With nothing behind it or before it, language evaporates." —Lamin Sanneh
"One of the abiding values of language acquisition is developing the capacity to listen well. Most missionary training programs focus almost entirely on teaching missionaries what to say with very little emphasis on learning to listen well. However, as anyone who has been a missionary knows,...
“The beauty and glory of Christianity is that we believe God works in all different languages.” —Dana Roberts
How big is the world? In terms of people groups without the Gospel, and languages without the Bible, it may be bigger than you think.
Christians are at the forefront in gathering data about ethnicities and languages around the world, for one simple reason: The Church has a global...
“That Jesus requires his disciples to observe all that he commanded—not just some easy-to-understand concepts in a foreign language—further suggests the enterprise and necessity of Bible translation.” —Chris Tachick