The senior minister at my home church, Myers Park UMC in Charlotte, Dr. James Howell is both a fine minister and a fine scholar as well. He kindly sends me his e-posts to his congregation. The following post is of relevance to what we ought to do at Christmas.——————— When Tammy Faye Baker Messner was…

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/rick.warren.six.worldviews.youre.competing.against/13420.html Rick Warren has staked out six world views he thinks Christians are confronted with on a regular basis. You will find the link above to the Christianity Today article. What seems entirely lacking in these six is a reference to what can only called myopic parochialism, or put another way racism. I think that…

Fellow bloggers Hugh Hewitt and Glenn Reynolds have had a good deal to say about the mess in Colorado at Ted Haggard’s old church in Colorado Springs and at the missionary training center. Here is what they said. “The Bravest Thing I’ve Ever Seen” Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at 5:54 PM Here is a story…

I was asked of late –“could it be clearer than Ephes. 1.6 that God simply does what he does for his own glory?” Let’s be clear— the Greek of Ephes. 1.6 says that God does it ‘to the praise of his glorious grace’. The Greek preposition is ‘eis’ here, which is probably not the Greek…

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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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