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Research

Scripture Use Research And Ministry (SURAM)

Investigating the use, or lack of use, of translated New Testaments in eleven languages spoken in Papua New Guinea
Compiled by René van den Berg (2020)
The SURAM Report presents the results, conclusions and recommendations of the SURAM (Scripture Use Research And Ministry) project, which ran from 2014 until early 2017. SURAM investigated the use, or lack of use, of translated New Testaments in eleven languages…
Richard
February 10, 2021
Bible TranslationCultureResearch

Making a Difference

Bible Translation among the Dagomba and Konkomba of Northern Ghana
Solomon Sumani Sule-Saa, with Joyce Park (2021)
How did two very different language communities encounter and make early choices about Christianity? This book is a historical record of the Dagomba and Konkomba people groups of Northern Ghana as they embraced the Bible translated into their mother tongues.…
Richard
February 1, 2021
DigitalResearchYoung People

Global Youth Culture

Online and Off-Course
"Unfortunately, it seems that instead of turning to sources of actual truth found in God’s Word, pastors, and the Church, our youth are doing Google and YouTube searches to find the answers for who they are and what is their…
Richard
September 28, 2020
Research

State of the Bible 2020

The State of the Bible 2020 research report can be downloaded as a free ebook. American Bible Society will publish additional ebook chapters every month between August and December 2020. Here is a summary from the American Bible Society blog:…
Richard
September 22, 2020
Research

Scripture Engagement Research Compendium (SERC)

Coordinator: Jed Carter The Scripture Engagement Research Compendium (SERC) provides brief, comparable descriptions of SE research projects conducted in minority languages around the world. It is a helpful starting point for those desiring to learn from SE research and for…
Richard
January 17, 2020
Research

Developing SE Research: Building on the Methodology of SURAM

John Walter Carter (2019)
Thesis for Master of Arts with major in Language and Culture Studies, Dallas International University. Abstract: The Scripture Use Research and Ministry (SURAM) project evaluated vernacular Scripture use (VSU) in Papua New Guinea (PNG), also assessing the levels of 16…
Richard
January 5, 2020
Research

Lumino

Shining a light on the state of faith in England and Wales today
"Have we overestimated the hostility towards faith in our nation and underestimated the Bible as a tool for mission? Find out what people in England and Wales really think about faith and the Bible." Lumino, an initiative of the Bible…
Richard
November 7, 2019
AudioBible TranslationResearch

Audio-Based Translation

Communicating Biblical Scriptures to Non-Literate People
Julian Sundersingh (2018)
"The besic thesis of my study then is that an audio Scripture program which seeks to be effective in communicating the Word of God has to be faithful to the Scriptures, relevant to the audience and appropriate to the medium…
Richard
October 7, 2019