Growing as God’s people

For some people, whether teens or adults, confirmation lessons might as well be double Dutch. Some aspects of theology can be hard enough to get your head around, even in your mother tongue, but it’s all the harder when you have to struggle also with a foreign language. Increasingly, the Bible is becoming available in […]

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Hanna’s call translates to 20 years away from home

Hanna’s call translates to 20 years away from home At the commissioning service for a Bible translator, what could be more appropriate than hearing the Scriptures read in languages other than English? On Sunday, 18 March, Hanna Schulz was commissioned as a lay worker, called by the LCA to serve as a Bible translator with […]

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Translators in it for the long haul

Bible translation is not as simple as it might first appear. There I not always a word-for-word match. For example, in the Manga Buang language spoken buy a group of Papua New Guinean (PNG) people there are twelve words for the English word ‘carry’. There is a different word for ‘carry on the head’, for […]

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Sails, Symbols, Synonyms

It’s a clear, warm day as Hanna Schulz and I walk towards the coffee shop. ‘Perfect sailing weather’, Hanna says exuberantly. ‘I’m an ocean person.’ Perhaps it is natural, then, that Hanna is a mate on the One and All, a vessel that offers five-to-seven-day sailing experiences for young people, often from troubled backgrounds. ‘I […]

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