Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Mission Frontiers 37, 5 (September-October 2015)

The September-October 2015 issue of Mission Frontiers, published by the U.S. Center for World Mission, contains a number of articles looking at ‘Setting the Scriptures Free in a Digital Age’.

Editor Rick Wood writes:

‘In this issue of MF we feature the tremendous power of God’s people to speed the completion of desperately needed Bible translations when average Jesus followers are empowered to take ownership in the process of Bible translation. The spread of digital technology along with crowdsourcing Bible translation methods within a people opens the door of hope that we could actually see a Bible translation in the language of every people group that needs one in just the next 10 years... This convergence of digital technology and crowdsourcing in Bible translation has earth shaking potential because the word of God is the essential element in the growth of the church within every people. Likewise, the current lack of Scriptures in many peoples is hindering the spread of the church and the gospel...

‘[I]ndigenous churches around the world that lack adequate Scriptures in their languages are starting to take matters into their own hands—empowered by new digital tools...  They are refusing to be dependent upon outsiders to find the time to get around to them and are taking ownership of the translation process.’

Individual articles can be accessed from here, and the whole issue (3 MB) can be downloaded as a pdf here.

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