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A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Five Reasons Why the Church Might Not Keep On Supporting Bible Translation

Not Reading the Bible is Putting God's Word in Chains.

Bible Translation Challenge: Part Two In last week’s post I listed a dozen different situations under which Bible translators work. Each one has its own unique challenge. One challenge all Bible translators have in common, however, is to be supported spiritually, and financially by churches and friends on whose behalf they work at this ministry. 1)    Decreasing Interest in Reading the Bible Among Churches and Individual Christians A recent Angus Reid survey of Canadians shows that Christians of all traditions …

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Bible Translators’ Biggest Challenge: Part One

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The interviewer introduced me to his radio audience, asked me to describe the work that Wycliffe does, and then asked, “What are the biggest challenges facing Bible translators today?” I’m not usually stumped since I’m often interviewed when on Wycliffe Associates banquet speaking trips. This question, however, was not an easy one to answer. If you asked several pastors, “What are the biggest challenges facing pastors in North America today?” you would get a wide variety of answers, even though …

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A Mother’s Day Tribute

My Mom meets my Canela Mom.

My mother was born 100 years ago and went Home to be with Jesus at age 97. I always think of her when I read Psalm 92:12, 14: “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree . . . they shall still bring forth fruit in old age.” My mother influenced me throughout my whole life. She also influenced our children, and grandchildren. She was affectionately called Beppe, the Frisian term for Grandma for the last twenty years of her …

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How I Failed and Then Made it Worse

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I was in my late teens when I failed spectacularly on live television one summer Sunday afternoon in the 1950s. I then made it worse the next morning. This week, as I wrote up the embarrassing event, I thought about how our society is obsessed with success. We cheer wildly when a player on our team scores, but sigh and groan when he misses. But Will Rogers, a comedian from an earlier generation, put a different slant on failure. “Good …

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