I must admit to enjoying the black humor and satire of the Coen brothers, at least in small doses. ‘O Brother Where Art Thou…’ is just hysterical. And honestly the Coen brothers have not done anything that good since, though I will say that ‘Burn after Reading’ has its moments, and hilarious scenes. It comes…

I am very pleased to have these two responses to the posts I have done to Frank Viola’s important and well-written new book. Among other things, what we are modeling here is civil discourse (I hope), even at points where we strongly disagree. And it is too rare a thing not to note it and…

Frank Viola’s Response: Part One —Frank Viola’s Response: Part One — Okay, so in a moment of insanity, I accepted BW3’s challenge to appear on his blog and respond to his review of my latest book, “Reimagining Church.” www.ReimaginingChurch.org Just to prevent any confusion, I’m the Frank Viola who was the high school baseball pitcher,…

N.B. FRANK VIOLA’S RESPONSE WILL BE THE NEXT POST ON THIS BLOG. STAY TUNED Here first are some interesting statistics which Frank kindly provided me about house churches— House church demographics and psychographics in the United States: The average age of those involved in house churches ranges between 30 and 55.55% are males.45% are females.65%…

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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