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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
Research

State of the Bible 2021

From the online church revolution to socially-distanced small groups, the landscape of Christian faith and worship in America has been deeply disrupted in the past year. The strain of the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest in our nation continues to…
Richard
May 11, 2021
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