God and LanguageLanguage IssuesOrality

God and Language

Exploring the Role of Language in the Mission of God
Michael Greed and Dawn Kruger (editors) (2022)
From the book description: What is language? “Language is more than syntax and morphology; it is the vehicle for assuming the weight of a culture,” writes John Pobee, quoted in Michel Kenmogne’s Foreword to this volume. More than that: language…
Richard
April 21, 2022
State of the Bible 2022Research

State of the Bible USA 2022

In a word, the current State of the Bible is “under-engaged.” Perhaps the Bible has been neglected or simply taken for granted as people dealt with the challenges of reassembling their lives after a disruptive pandemic. A significant number of…
Richard
April 7, 2022
Scripture Engagement Research InitiativeResearch

Scripture Engagement Research Initiative

A multiagency research program of Dallas International University
Dallas International University (DIU), in collaboration with SIL’s Pike Center for Integrative Scholarship, has launched the Scripture Engagement Research Initiative (SERI). The SERI program hosts a series of large grant-funded Scripture Engagement research projects. Research topics are proposed both by…
Richard
March 3, 2022
Trauma in AmericaTrauma Healing

Trauma in America

Understanding how people face hardships and how the church offers hope
How can the Bible and the church heal the wounds of trauma? Millions of people in the United States contend with poverty, the effects of disease, and natural disaster. Many suffer in silence from domestic violence, emotional abuse, and the…
Richard
February 3, 2022
Strategic PlanningTraining

EMDC Online: Scripture Engagement Courses

Scripture Engagement: Planning for the Journey
A three part series (3 sets of 10 one hour sessions) based around Wayne Dye's Eight Conditions for Scripture Engagement will be hosted on EMDC.online. Continuing to build and expand on long established insights about how people engage with Scripture…
Richard
January 18, 2022
Bible StorytellingOrality

That Reminds Me of a Story

Podcast exploring emerging trends in orality and the communication of the gospel
That Reminds Me of a Story is a new podcast, hosted by Don Barger and Grant Lovejoy, exploring emerging trends in orality and the communication of the gospel. It answers common questions about the orality movement. The goal of the…
Richard
January 10, 2022