"Even though I speak the language fluently, and have perfectly prepared my presentation, and understand all there is to know about culture and worldview, and can discern the personal perspective of the person I am talking to, if I do not have love, I can do nothing." —I Corinthians 13:1 rendered
"The Christian approach to translatability strikes at the heart of such Gnostic tendencies, first by contending that the greatest and most profound religious truths are compatible with everyday language, and second, by targeting ordinary men and women as worthy bearers of the religious message."
"And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful." —Apostle Paul
"What’s ultimately at stake in Bible translation is the praise and glory of the slain Lamb." —Chris Tachick
A thriving church is simply “a body of disciples making disciples.”
(from ETHNOS360 MAGAZINE)
"God does not carry out mission by commissioning a roster of individual contractors, instead, he adopts a family and incorporates them into his family business of blessing the world." —Michael Goheen
"For every thousand people hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root." —Henry David Thoreau
“If we believe that God is the Creator and Lord of history, of peoples, languages and cultures, then we must believe that his Word is not only true, but also promotes justice, liberating the weak and oppressed, and is communicable to the heart of every person, addressed to every human being.” —Ro
"The way in which God pulled the Bible together is altogether remarkable. He could have written the words himself, or he could have given us a definitive list of what to include and what not to include.
“When churches are dependent upon the care of foreign superintending missionaries any graces which the new Christian community shows can be ascribed to the influence of the foreigner and his direction.