Researchers estimate that, of the more than seven billion people in the world, 70% are oral learners. While one can argue with the numbers, even the most casual observer knows that people, regardless of language or culture, love a good story. Insights derived from oral culture studies have led multiple Christian mission agencies to have…

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Sometimes we are asked how we decide on what projects we become involved in. The answer to that is not always straightforward. However, for the most part, the projects that we engage in are not things that we have sought out. Our projects have a way of coming to us. Since March of this year,…

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One of the earliest goals we set was to build a growing catalog of materials that are linguistically simple, theologically clear, and biblically faithful. To this point in our history, we have written those materials ourselves. But we are increasingly seeing the potential to find resources that already meet the theological and biblical criteria but have a level…

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It has been a long time since the world has seen a pandemic. And this one has seen an unprecedented response by people and nations around the globe. For us, it has meant following the “stay-at-home” protocols as recommended by governors and health professionals. While that has meant cancelling trips overseas and delaying conferences with…

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It is not unusual, after a presentation, for us to get questions about what we do and why we do it? Why English? Why simple English? Here is part of the answer. In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released an interactive, online map pinpointing the vast array of languages spoken in homes across the nation.…

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