Welcome to Essentially Translatable. Are you fascinated by languages, literacy, cross-cultural issues, and the Word? Join us in exploring the exciting world of Bible Translation! Featuring interviews with leaders in the global translation community, Essentially Translatable is educational, exciting and informative.
Building a Sustainable Ministry | Dr. Bruk Ayele
Dr. Bruk Ayele serves as president of Mekane Yesus Seminary in Ethiopia. Explore with him. Listen to Bible translation as mission within the largest Lutheran church body in the world.
"Part of that mission …is bringing the Good News to someone in their heart language. So, if our missionaries are Bible translators, …we believe that that mission will be very effective.” – Dr. Bruk Ayele
Faith and Heritage | Rob Hilbert
Rob Hilbert is the Executive Director of Aramaic Bible Translation and missionary with Lutheran Bible Translators. He previously served as a missionary with LBT in Sierra Leone and Botswana.
“It was the language that Jesus spoke in and would have communicated in. So, it has been around for a long time. The [Aramaic] languages we currently work in are descendants of that language.” – Rob Hilbert
Ask a Pastor | Understanding the Bible
Students had questions, and the pastors had answers.
Pastor Tom Lange teaches religion including Christian apologetics at Saint Paul Lutheran High School.
Listen in to stories of Easter from around the world. Laugh, ponder, and rejoice!
“We’re celebrating, we’re remembering that again – that day. But on the other hand, there’s not a day that has gone by since that first Easter day where that statement isn’t true for all of humanity. Jesus Christ is risen today. And that changes everything.” – Rev. Rich Rudowske
"Eradicating Bible Poverty" | Mart Green
Mart Green is Board Chair of Hobby Lobby and the CEO of Mardel Christian and Education with a heart for putting God's Word in their hands.
“We just said let’s come together. What can we do together in unity – in oneness – that we couldn’t do by ourselves? The big, big goal was to eradicate Bible poverty.”
Surrendering to God | Martin and Joan Weber
Martin and Joan spent over 30 years in Cameroon, West Africa engaged in Bible translation ministry. Discover what it means to follow God’s call and witness lives transformed by the Gospel.
“And so, I surrendered it to God after that. I said, “God, you gave it to me. You can have it back.” –Joan Weber
A wonderful way to hear how Christ gets to the nations. Very personal connection