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Bible Translation 3.0

This document describes the implications of the return of the authority for and ownership of the process of Bible translation worldwide to the global Church. It describes the “historical era” (pre-1800s) of Bible translation (p. 5) and suggests that during this era, Bible translation was generally undertaken by translators who translated the biblical texts into their own languages. In the early 1800s, the Church established Bible societies to increase the availability of Bible translations at the lowest possible cost (p. 6).

Biblical Content in Every Language

An overview of the "free & open" strategy for providing biblical content in every language.

This presentation provides an overview of the need and strategy for equipping the global Church with the content, training, and tools to maintain translations of biblical content in every language through time.

Copyright & The Kingdom

The Intersection of World Missions and Copyright Law — EMDC, 2013

This presentation was made at EMDC, 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It addresses the issue of copyright law as it affects world missions and the advance of God's Kingdom.

Copyright & The Kingdom

Have you ever considered how significantly the rise of "digital" has changed everything? It is now possible for more people than ever before to create and distribute massive amounts of content, at virtually no cost. This creates a tremendous opportunity for the advance of God's Kingdom all over the world. Content, however, is directly affected by copyright law and copyright is an important matter. It raises some questions, like: How does copyright work? How does copyright affect world missions? What are the implications of restrictions on discipleship resources for the global church?