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New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

MINISTRY LAUNCHES NEW GOSPEL OUTREACH -- IN AMERICA'S BIBLE BELT: Global Christian organization Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) is embarking on a new gospel outreach -- this time, in the heart of America's own Bible belt. Thousands in Dallas-Fort Worth -- a hub for migrants -- are crying out for a message of hope in the midst of the pandemic, financial stress, and turmoil, the organization says.

CRETE, IL — A ministry that shares the Bible with people in far-flung corners of the world is embarking on a new faith outreach — this time, in the heart of America’s own Bible belt. As desperate migrants from Central America and other countries flood into Texas, Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) says thousands of… Continue reading New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

Virtual Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV

WASHINGTON — The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) magazine, will host its signature event online this fall. The 24th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest on October 16–17, 2021 offers live talks from leading Bible scholars and archaeologists from around the world via Zoom. Paid participants can enjoy a weekend of accessible, online learning… Continue reading Virtual Bible & Archaeology Fest XXIV

Christian Rock Star’s New Mission to Send Bibles to Eastern Europe

PORTLAND, OR — The guitarist for the well-known Christian rock band Kutless, has now committed his life to sharing the great stories of what God is doing through the work of Eastern European Mission, as they distribute millions of Bibles across this challenging region. While still performing from time-to-time with the band, James Mead is… Continue reading Christian Rock Star’s New Mission to Send Bibles to Eastern Europe

MegaVoice Releases New Tablet Device, ‘The Envision Bible,’ Allowing for Greater Worldwide Access to the Bible

MEDIA ADVISORY – MegaVoice, the organization that pioneered solar-powered audio Bibles, recently released the Envision Bible, a tablet designed specifically for visual learners, the deaf, and the hearing impaired so they can experience the content of the Bible. The high quality touchscreen tablet offers both security and accessibility, along with an intuitive, icon-based, easy-to-navigate user… Continue reading MegaVoice Releases New Tablet Device, ‘The Envision Bible,’ Allowing for Greater Worldwide Access to the Bible

Lutheran Bible Translators

CONCORDIA, MO – The Bible is the number one best-selling book of all time. About 20 million are sold in the United States annually. Ninety percent of all U.S. households possess at least one Bible. It is not uncommon for a Christian family to own three or four or more Bibles. Why is Bible translation… Continue reading Lutheran Bible Translators

Largest-Ever Bible Translation Effort Demonstrates ‘Power of One Verse’

THE POWER OF ONE VERSE: The "I Want to Know" campaign – what may be the largest-ever Bible translation effort on social and digital media -- gives people the opportunity to sponsor the translation of one "life-changing" Bible verse into a language that doesn't yet have a complete Bible. The campaign is spearheaded by illumiNations, an alliance of the world's leading Bible translation organizations. Visit illuminations.bible/know to learn more.

DALLAS, TX — What may be the largest-ever Bible translation campaign on social and digital media is inviting people to join one of the most inspirational “crowd-funding” opportunities in the world — and demonstrate the “power of one verse” to change a life forever. The “I Want to Know” campaign gives everyone the opportunity to… Continue reading Largest-Ever Bible Translation Effort Demonstrates ‘Power of One Verse’

In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is assisting with printing and distributing newly translated Scriptures through its Print On Demand initiative. “Translation is the crucial first step,” says Interim President and CEO Tim Neu. “But when this… Continue reading In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

Barna & ABS Survey: The State of the Bible 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Barna Group and the American Bible Society recently released their 11th annual study on The State of the Bible 2021. The initial report contains two chapters, “The Bible in America” and “The New Normal.” The American Bible Society plans to release seven additional reports based on their survey throughout the balance… Continue reading Barna & ABS Survey: The State of the Bible 2021

Wycliffe Associates Sees Record Number of Completed Bible Translations in 2020

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, saw the completion of more Bible translations in 2020 than in any other single year. “Instead of slowing down because of COVID-19, for some national Bible translators, translation has actually accelerated,”… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Sees Record Number of Completed Bible Translations in 2020

‘Serving the Soviets’: New Exhibit at Museum of the Bible Tells Story of Ken Howard, Who Covertly Printed Bibles in Ussr for Decades

WASHINGTON — Museum of the Bible’s newest exhibit, “Serving the Soviets: One Man’s Quest to Bring Bibles to the USSR,” will uncover the trials and triumphs of one man’s international missionary endeavors. Beginning Feb. 26, guests will have the opportunity to learn about Ken Howard, a man who risked everything to share the Bible within… Continue reading ‘Serving the Soviets’: New Exhibit at Museum of the Bible Tells Story of Ken Howard, Who Covertly Printed Bibles in Ussr for Decades

Young Ukrainian Lives Impacted at Christian Winter Bible Camp

UKRAINE — Mercy Projects has been coordinating week-long Bible Winter Camps in Ukraine for several years now, but with Covid-19 restrictions their team was able to creatively adapt with a packed weekend of activities, worship and Bible teaching. Mercy Projects team member Zhenya explains they were so grateful to God for this unique opportunity to… Continue reading Young Ukrainian Lives Impacted at Christian Winter Bible Camp

North Korea: Balloons with Bibles Banned

NORTH KOREA — Earlier this month the South Korean goverment passed a law that makes it illegal to send anything considered anti-North Korean into the so called “Hermit Kingdom”. This new law will have a direct impact on The Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s ministry of using balloons to get Bibles into North Korea. Since… Continue reading North Korea: Balloons with Bibles Banned

A Journey of Faith: Bible Translation and Language Preservation on Remote Island Southeast of Taiwan

TAIWAN — Christianity is central in Lanyu, a small island in southeastern Taiwan. Almost 90% of the island’s 5,000 residents are aborigines from the Tao tribe. Due to social changes, the number of people under 30-years-old who can speak the Tao language has dwindled. The UN agency, UNESCO, has classified the Tao language as endangered.… Continue reading A Journey of Faith: Bible Translation and Language Preservation on Remote Island Southeast of Taiwan

Former Atheist Makes the Case for Christmas; Bible Gateway Hosts Free Online Bible Study with Lee Strobel Starting November 30

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Award-winning former legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and former atheist, Lee Strobel, uses his legal and journalism training to investigate whether the account of the birth and divinity of Jesus is logically and historically credible, in the free Case for Christmas Online Bible Study November 30, 2020–January 1, 2021, sponsored… Continue reading Former Atheist Makes the Case for Christmas; Bible Gateway Hosts Free Online Bible Study with Lee Strobel Starting November 30

In Places Where Bible Ownership Is Illegal, Wycliffe Associates Is Helping Christians Print Translated Scriptures for Themselves

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is providing equipment for Christians to print the Scriptures in their own language in places where it’s illegal to own a Bible. Print On Demand (POD) is a Wycliffe Associates project… Continue reading In Places Where Bible Ownership Is Illegal, Wycliffe Associates Is Helping Christians Print Translated Scriptures for Themselves

Overcome Personal Challenges in 2020 with Bible Gateway’s Free Online Bible Study by Dr. David Jeremiah Starting November 9

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The year 2020 has been packed with anxiety producing personal challenges and hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and more; and it’s not over yet. Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, is sponsoring the free Overcomer Online Bible Study with pastor, author, and broadcaster Dr. David… Continue reading Overcome Personal Challenges in 2020 with Bible Gateway’s Free Online Bible Study by Dr. David Jeremiah Starting November 9

Faithlife Launches Latest Version of Logos Bible Software with New Features Designed to Help Pastors Focus on Ministry

BELLINGHAM, WA — Faithlife, makers of integrated church technology products, today released its highly anticipated new version of Logos Bible Software, Logos 9. Designed to help ministry leaders spend more time serving the Church, Logos 9 includes multiple new features, many of which are specifically focused on helping pastors bring order to the chaos of… Continue reading Faithlife Launches Latest Version of Logos Bible Software with New Features Designed to Help Pastors Focus on Ministry

Ligonier Ministries Releases a Full Spanish Translation of the Reformation Study Bible

ORLANDO, FL — Ligonier Ministries, the teaching fellowship founded by Dr. R.C. Sproul, has announced the release of the Reformation Study Bible in Spanish, published in partnership with Poiema Publicaciones. This long-anticipated resource, La Biblia de Estudio de La Reforma, is now available in a variety of cover styles on Ligonier’s website and Amazon. Today,… Continue reading Ligonier Ministries Releases a Full Spanish Translation of the Reformation Study Bible

One in Five Evangelicals Reject the Bible’s Teaching on Gender

ORLANDO, FL — A recent survey from Ligonier Ministries shows that 22 percent of U.S. evangelical Christians agree with the statement, “Gender identity is a matter of choice.” However, this statement directly contradicts the Bible’s teaching that our gender as male or female is given by God our Creator (Gen. 1:27). Ligonier Ministries’ biennial State… Continue reading One in Five Evangelicals Reject the Bible’s Teaching on Gender

Virtual Bible and Archaeology Event October 24 and 25

WASHINGTON — The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of “Biblical Archaeology Review” (BAR), a niche magazine, will host its signature event online this fall. The 23rd Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, on October 24–25, offers live talks from leading Bible scholars and archaeologists from around the world via the popular Zoom computer application. Registered, paid participants… Continue reading Virtual Bible and Archaeology Event October 24 and 25

Nigerian Bible Translators Asking for Help as Pandemic, Terrorist Attacks on Christians, and Economic Collapse Halt Work

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ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, reports that Nigerian Bible translators are asking for help after suspending Bible translation projects in 30 languages. The global pandemic, terrorism, and economic collapse have brought Bible translation to a halt… Continue reading Nigerian Bible Translators Asking for Help as Pandemic, Terrorist Attacks on Christians, and Economic Collapse Halt Work

Forum of Bible Agencies Collaborating to Provide Access to God’s Word

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NEW YORK – The Forum of Bible Agencies International is the world’s only forum for international Bible ministry leaders designed to benefit member agencies individually and through the partnerships they create. Let’s imagine that every Bible-believing Christian in America decides to move to a foreign country as ambassadors for Christ. What would that look like?… Continue reading Forum of Bible Agencies Collaborating to Provide Access to God’s Word

Bible Translation Surpasses Milestone of 700 Languages

ENGLAND — Thanks to a remarkable acceleration of translation work despite the worldwide pandemic, Wycliffe Bible Translators reports the Bible is now available in more than 700 languages across the globe. This breakthrough comes at a significant time as people have been reading the scriptures more than ever before during this time of lockdown. A… Continue reading Bible Translation Surpasses Milestone of 700 Languages

Conquer Bible Confusion: Bible Gateway’s Free Online Bible Study

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — According to a 2020 LifeWay Research study, 57% of Protestant churchgoers say they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own. To help bring scriptural clarity out of that confusion, Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, is sponsoring the… Continue reading Conquer Bible Confusion: Bible Gateway’s Free Online Bible Study

Pioneer Bible Translators – Bridging the Bible Literacy Gap

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DALLAS, TX – International Literacy Day is September 8, 2020. Pioneer Bible Translators’ approach to reducing illiteracy is unique. Their name implies that their work is limited to Bible translation. While Bible translation is a key component of their work, Pioneer Bible Translators’ mission and vision are much broader. The PBT team includes translators who… Continue reading Pioneer Bible Translators – Bridging the Bible Literacy Gap

Museum of the Bible Unveils New ‘Bible and Healing’ Theme upon Reopening

WASHINGTON — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and conversations on racial equality in America, Museum of the Bible has launched a new museum theme: “Bible and Healing.” This theme explores how Scripture has influenced both the medical field and social justice movements and will be highlighted by exhibits and displays throughout the museum, which… Continue reading Museum of the Bible Unveils New ‘Bible and Healing’ Theme upon Reopening

Shifts in Bible Perceptions Fuel Changes in Morals and Life Choices in the General Public

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A new two-dimensional nationwide survey by the non-profit, non-partisan Presidential Prayer Team suggests that America’s general public is uncertain about how to integrate the Bible into their lives – or even if they should.

Wycliffe Associates Leverages Virtual Bible Translations Workshops

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, has developed a virtual rendition of its MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation) methodology. MAST is a collaborative translation method that involves local churches as translation teams and builds on the natural… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Leverages Virtual Bible Translations Workshops

African Bible Colleges – “Faith in Action, God in Motion”

CLINTON, MS – The missionary vision of Presbyterian pastor John Chinchen was as clear to him as ABC. He was called to establish Bible colleges in Africa that would equip and empower new generations of students who would have an impact in their native countries and communities.LiberiaPutting faith into action, the Lord began to move,… Continue reading African Bible Colleges – “Faith in Action, God in Motion”

Museum of the Bible and TBN Sponsor “The Truth I’m Standing On”

WASHINGTON — The Museum of the Bible has partnered with Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) to produce “The Truth I’m Standing On,” a concert featuring high-profile recording artists sharing songs about healing during this difficult time for our country and world. TBN will broadcast the concert as a two-part event. Part one aired Friday, July 31,… Continue reading Museum of the Bible and TBN Sponsor “The Truth I’m Standing On”

Highly Anticipated Release of 4th Edition of New Bible Translation Textbook

CARY, NC — SIL International’s Academic Publishing group announces the highly anticipated release of Katharine Barnwell’s much-revered new Bible translation textbook. The updated and expanded fourth edition of this historic volume and classic among biblical scholars along with the new edition of the accompanying Teacher’s Manual have just been published. This new edition of Bible… Continue reading Highly Anticipated Release of 4th Edition of New Bible Translation Textbook

Museum of the Bible Honors Corrie ten Boom

WASHINGTON — The Museum of the Bible has announced a new display celebrating the life of Holocaust hero Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman and devout Christian who hid hundreds of Jews and refugees from the Nazis during the Holocaust. The display has been done in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Corrie… Continue reading Museum of the Bible Honors Corrie ten Boom

Wycliffe Associates Makes the Bible Accessible for Oral Cultures

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, has received requests for 479 Bible Translation Recording Kits (BTRKs) that make it possible to complete an entire recorded translation of the Bible. The kits consist of a computer tablet, translation… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Makes the Bible Accessible for Oral Cultures

2020 Is the ‘Year of the Bible’ – Christians to Renew Their Love for God’s Word | CBN

The global campaign to make 2020 the “Year of the Bible” is underway. Roughly 400 church leaders and pastors met at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, on Wednesday in an effort to increase engagement with God’s Word. Evangelist Nick Hall and his PULSE organization are leading the Year of the Bible, an… Continue reading 2020 Is the ‘Year of the Bible’ – Christians to Renew Their Love for God’s Word | CBN

Wycliffe Bible Translators Launch ‘Flame New Testament’

The Flame New Testament with Genesis was launched and dedicated in late April in a quiet ceremony in West Africa, in the midst of a lockdown situation. The book and app, which has been supported by Wycliffe Bible Translators for the past 13 years, was launched with little fanfare, but still marks a historic moment… Continue reading Wycliffe Bible Translators Launch ‘Flame New Testament’

Bible Translators in Africa & Asia Risk Starvation Due to COVID-19 Food Shortages

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, reports that Bible translators and their families in remote and poverty-stricken areas are facing starvation due to food shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. President and CEO Bruce Smith says, “My… Continue reading Bible Translators in Africa & Asia Risk Starvation Due to COVID-19 Food Shortages

Bible College Offers Scholarships to Young Men Who Grew Up Fatherless

HOUSTON — The College of Biblical Studies announces the Emerging Leaders Program, a new scholarship program designed to address the father absence epidemic in Houston. Recently, a long-time donor of the College provided funding to fully scholarship young men 17 – 29 who have grown up without a positive father figure in the home. The… Continue reading Bible College Offers Scholarships to Young Men Who Grew Up Fatherless

Wycliffe Associates Looks to Collaborative Translation Methodology to Finish Decades-Old Bible Translation Projects

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, has recently identified 10 language groups that don’t yet have complete Bibles, although translation projects began decades ago. “Some were thrilled when missionaries translated even a single book of the Bible,”… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Looks to Collaborative Translation Methodology to Finish Decades-Old Bible Translation Projects

VeggieTales® Creator Wins Christian Book Award for ‘Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids’

NASHVILLE — FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group, and Minno Kids are pleased to announce its Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids* has won the 2020 Christian Book Award in the Children’s category. Written by VeggieTales® Creator Phil Vischer, the Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids was originally released in September 2019 and quickly… Continue reading VeggieTales® Creator Wins Christian Book Award for ‘Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids’

When Was the First Bible Printed in America?

ROXBURY, MA – Thousands of Bibles have been printed in America, but you probably know little about the very first Bible printed here? Read on and be amazed. The Bible Is a Missionary’s Main Tool This fact should not be a surprise. The Bible says that “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word… Continue reading When Was the First Bible Printed in America?

Bible Study Media Gives Away Hope, New Life in Time of Need

Christian publisher offers contents of newly launched book via online community platformHOUSTON — Bible Study Media (BSM), a Christian curriculum publishing ministry and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, announced today it will offer content from one of their recently launched books to the public at no cost through their new online community platform. “We are living in… Continue reading Bible Study Media Gives Away Hope, New Life in Time of Need

Back to the Bible Offers Free Resources for Churches to Stay Connected During Pandemic

NASHVILLE — To help churches stay connected and minister to their members during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Back to the Bible is offering a free digital service. The BttB.App (https://www.bttb.app/) platform offers churches the ability to integrate their existing websites with various functions such as coordination of online groups and classes, social engagement between… Continue reading Back to the Bible Offers Free Resources for Churches to Stay Connected During Pandemic

Print On Demand Equipment is “Missing Link” for Bible Translation Teams Facing Intense Persecution

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is using technology to protect and empower Bible translators working in regions of intense persecution for Christians. By using high-capacity, Print On Demand equipment, Bible translators can quickly print the Scriptures… Continue reading Print On Demand Equipment is “Missing Link” for Bible Translation Teams Facing Intense Persecution

Ohio Pastor Publishes New Bible in Burmese and New Book of Faith Stories from Myanmar

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ORIENT, OH — An Ohio pastor publishes a New Testament in Burma in a language where there has never been a Bible, and few Westerners have ever been, and the same week, he publishes his own book about the incredible move of God going on there in the midst of great persecution. Pastor and Mission… Continue reading Ohio Pastor Publishes New Bible in Burmese and New Book of Faith Stories from Myanmar

YouVersion Community Creates 1 Million Prayers During First Week of New Bible App Prayer Feature

OKLAHOMA CITY — YouVersion recently launched a new feature within the Bible App to help people grow in their daily prayer life and experience the power of prayer in community. In the first week, the YouVersion Community added more than 1 million prayers using the new Prayer feature. “We’re blown away by the response we’ve… Continue reading YouVersion Community Creates 1 Million Prayers During First Week of New Bible App Prayer Feature

Amazing Advances in Bible Translation for Arabic Dialects

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – We are living in the age of the most significant technological advances in human history. It almost feels like everything in our lives is changing. Yet, there is one thing that never changes, and that is God’s Word, the Bible. Regardless of what else may change, the Word of God stands… Continue reading Amazing Advances in Bible Translation for Arabic Dialects

“Read your Bible. Every day,” says Anne Graham Lotz

NASHVILLE, TN – Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late evangelist, Billy Graham, and president of AnGeL Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina, spoke to the assembled crowd at the Closing Gala Dinner of the NRB’s 2020 Christian Media Convention on Friday evening, February 28th. In no uncertain terms, she encouraged her listeners to, “Read your… Continue reading “Read your Bible. Every day,” says Anne Graham Lotz

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Technology Advances Bible Translation

ORLANDO – Christian leaders from preachers to artists, musicians and politicians are declaring 2020 the year of the Bible. It’s a campaign to promote a global celebration of the Word of God. According to the new president of Wycliffe Translators, new technologies are making it easier — and faster — to spread God’s Word. Twenty… Continue reading Technology Advances Bible Translation

JAARS Enables Bible Translators

WAXHAW, NC – Many older Christians may still remember William Cameron Townsend, the founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators. He also founded SIL International, a similar organization that specializes in translation works for some of the smallest language groups. An astute businessman, he knew that Bible translation doesn’t just happen.He knew that it would take expertise… Continue reading JAARS Enables Bible Translators

Millions of Non-Reading Children Worldwide Will Hear the Bible in Their Language

WARRENTON, MO — Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is excited to announce a partnership with Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH). FCBH has recorded the full Bible or parts of it in over 1,300 languages (and counting) so that readers and non-readers can hear the Bible for themselves using an app or other device. CEF has hundreds… Continue reading Millions of Non-Reading Children Worldwide Will Hear the Bible in Their Language