Browsing posts tagged: Christianity
The Nature and Uses of Lotteries

Thomas Gataker was a disputatious Puritan divine. His The Nature and Uses of Lotteries (1627) was the first systematic exposition of a modern view of lotteries, not just as a form of gambling, but as a fair method of division. Gataker approved of these uses, but condemned divination and sorcery using random signs or spells. […]

Of Games and God

Video games are big business, generating billions of dollars annually. The long-held stereotype of the gamer as a solitary teen hunched in front of his computer screen for hours is inconsistent with the current makeup of a diverse and vibrant gaming community. The rise of this cultural phenomenon raises a host of questions: Are some […]

The Big Book of American Trivia

Impress your friends with knowledge of all things American—geography, history, entertainment, people, culture, and quirky miscellany. More than 3,000 questions will fill countless hours of fun as you learn fascinating facts about our country. Now with facts and trivia related to the American flag and "The Star-Spangled Banner," The Big Book of American Trivia has […]

Now You Know Christmas

From oversized socks filled with treats to firs in living rooms and strange stories and songs, Christmas makes us all scratch our heads now and then. Now You Know Christmas will help everyone make sense of the holiday season, with answers to questions like: How fast would Santa have to travel in order to deliver […]

Games 3

The newest volume in the best-selling Ideas Library is Games 3–a collection of more than 400 fun, creative, youth-group-tested games. Indoor games, outdoor games, water games, balloon games, wide games, living room games, large and small group games, rowdy games, silly games, quiet games, hilarious games–brand new games to keep your group laughing, and building […]

Biblioteca de ideas: Juegos

¿Quieres juegos agotadores al estilo corre-hasta-que-no-puedas-más?Aquí los tienes. ¿Quieres juegos pasivos para grupos tranquilos? Los encontraste! Dentro de Juegos hay más de 400 juegos que puedes realizar bajo techo o en exteriores y que tus jovenes disfrutarán muchísimo. JUEGOS CON GLOBOS dos veces más divertidos que las reuniones de la junta de oficiantes de la […]

Games 2

Nearly 400 more wild, creative games for guaranteed fun! – Baseball and Kickball Games . . . The national pastime is hereby turned on its ear by more nutty variations than you can shake a Louisville Slugger at. Plus other diamond games, like kickball. – Swimming Pool and Lake Games . . . Whether your […]

The Bible at Cultural Crossroads

Bible translators have focused their efforts on preparing a text that is clear, natural and accurate, with the expectation that audiences will understand the message if it is in their language. Field research among the Adioukrou of Côte d’Ivoire shows that audiences also need to have access to the contextual information the author expected his […]

Fascinated by Languages

In this unique account of 60 years of Bible translation, Eugene Nida sets out his journey with a personal touch. On the way, he reveals the importance of a solid knowledge of Greek and Hebrew as well as of the historical settings in which the Bible was created, in order to render effective translations. Through […]