Luncheon at BitWise to highlight role of technology in Wycliffe Bible translating
By Amanda Foust
The Bible is one of the oldest and most popular books in history, and Wycliffe Bible Translators has been working for nearly 75 years to translate it into different languages to make it accessible to all.
Wycliffe Chief Innovation and Information Officer Doug Hennum will share how technology is helping the nonprofit fulfill its mission at a luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. March 10 BitWise Solutions, 11495 N. Pennsylvania St. in Carmel.
“We are hoping to introduce people to the work Wycliffe Bible Translators is doing throughout the world and how we are creatively using technology to accelerate the translation of Scripture,” said Chris Bell, a Wycliffe field representative.
BitWise Solutions is a digital marketing and web solutions company that supports technological advancements like those used by Wycliffe.
“The key is, if you’re going to study the Bible, you have to realize you are less likely to stick with it if it’s not written how you think or talk,” BitWise CEO and President Ron Brumbarger said of Wycliffe. “The purpose is to make the language fit the culture.”
The luncheon is free, but registration is required at bibletranslation.eventbrite.com.
“This (event) is for people who feel led to hop in and help Wycliffe fund Bible translations around the world,” Brumbarger said.