Monthly Archives: August 2008

Bible Translation Statistics

According to the latest information available from Wycliffe Bible Translators, there is a long way to go before there is worldwide availability of the Bible:

6,912 the number of languages spoken in the world today
2,251 the number of languages with no part of the Bible translated
193,000,000 the number of people who speak the above 2,251 languages
1,168 the number of language communities which have access to the New Testament
438 the number of language communities which have access to the entire Bible in their language

For more statistics, and the source of the above, see

What Education and Oil Drilling Have in Common

I am constantly amazed at how stupid American news reporters are. I know I shouldn’t be. But I have clearly not arrived at that state of grace yet. Consider the latest controversy in the U.S. regarding off-shore oil drilling. The mantra from our House Speaker is that drilling now won’t do anything for gas prices for ten years. Do the reporters ever question the rationality of that statement?

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A Summer Summary

This isn’t an urgent call for action for a single issue, but rather a round up of issues in the UK today

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