If you live in America…or any English-speaking country, then you have access to a veritable wealth of biblical resources. Bible study tools in English are both affordable and accessible to you, with more information than you could ever possibly take in. With this abundance of Bible resources, we are able to pick and choose, and by God’s grace are spurred forward in our faith.
However, this abundance of resources is a blessing that the majority of the world knows nothing of, since these resources rarely exist with such access in languages beyond English. Yes, there are Bible translations available in countless languages (praise the Lord!), but little-to-no tools for deep study of the scriptures. Thus, English has become in many ways a gateway language for biblical proficiency.
But this shall no longer be! Introducing our Biblearc Global Initiative. With God’s help, we are looking to break the mold by making our Bible study resources available to people in all parts of the world, by providing them online in a host of different languages.
English has become in many ways a gateway language for biblical proficiency. But this shall no longer be!
The first part of this initiative is to work with volunteers to translate the site itself into as many languages as possible and give users access to the best available Bible translations in those languages. To date the site is available in Spanish, German and Romanian, with French presently in the works.
Secondly, we have the ambition of hosting many international online courses, also in a variety of languages. We are so very excited about our first non-English course beginning this fall, Introducción al Arcing, taught completely in Spanish by pastor and skilled arcer Josué Pineda from Honduras.
Finally, in addition to translating the site and courses into multiple languages, we recognize that many in non-Western countries are not able to pay for a subscription. Thus, when someone registers for an account on Biblearc from outside the West, their subscription is free.
Would you like to help us expand our Biblearc Global Initiative? Subscribe to the Bible Study Global add-on, and advance our efforts by paying for the subscription of a brother or sister in the non-Western world.