If you are at all a student of Christian history, you will know there have been numerous martyrdoms of Christians in every age of the Christian era. You don’t even need to consult a hagiographic work like Foxe’s Book of Martyrs to know this is true. I was in Turkey two years ago when some…

WAR’S WISDOMThey say there is no wisdomThey say it isn’t so,They stir up rainy weatherBut then it starts to snow. Poor prognosticatorsPungent pundits tooThey trust their own predictionsBut don’t know what to do. The politics of fear,And self protection reignAs if killing all our foesWas possible and sane. We alienate our alliesWe say we’ll go…

The following is a sermon for Oct. 15, 2008 in Estes Chapel, Asbury Seminary YOU BE THE JUDGE—- Mt. 7.1-6 Some texts in the NT ought to be able to sue for abuse and misuse. Mt. 7.1-6 is one of those texts. How many times have you heard someone say ‘judge not lest you be…

For eleven years of my life I lived an hour and a bit from Cleveland, and came to know a lot of wonderful folks who were die-hard Browns fans. There was a poignancy to that loyalty, much like the loyalty to the Cubs. You learn something about unconditional love when you meet these folks. One…

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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