I was doing an event this past weekend in Longview Texas and was told about a woman in nearby Gilmore (spelling?) who was celebrating her 107th birthday. There was an article in the local paper interviewing her. She was asked if she would be around in a year’s time to celebrate her 108th birthday. Her…

It is hard to believe that the same man who made ET also made Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and now Munich, but he did. This movie has been hailed as Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, and it certainly is a compelling drama, based on the book by George Jonas entitled “Vengeance”. Only time will tell how…

The sound of the soulAt the speed of lightPassed through my brainAnd into the night. Stifling silenceSensing the sighFeeling the longingWanting to cry. The sound of the soul,Like a get away trainDoppler effectPlaintive refrain. Listening intentlyLonging to knowWho am I really?And does it show? The sound of the soulLike a voice in a wellEchoing alwaysClear…

In writing my commentary on James I was struck this morning with the command in James. 1.2 to ‘reckon it all joy’. Here are some of my reflections on Christian joy and what it might refer to. The discourse proper opens in James at 1.2 with the astounding command to consider it all joy, including…

Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington

Bible scholar Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

Witherington has written over thirty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Beliefnet website.

Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX Network.

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