In the latest you’ve got to be kidding, in funerary trends, funeral directors are now telling us that people currently under 40 are increasingly requesting to be buried with their cellphones, or in some cases with their Ipods or Xbox games. “It really started happening within the last five or six years,” says Frank Perman,…

First a little background info, courtesy of Amazon. Here is what they say about the author and the fairy tale book, which is the basis of the movie ‘The Tale of Despereaux’: “Kate DiCamillo, author of the Newbery Honor book “Because of Winn-Dixie”, spins a tidy tale of mice and men where she explores the…

In a move that suggests that Obama does indeed intend to try to be everyone’s President, the President elect named Rick Warren to say the invocation at his inauguration. Here is the link to the story— http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/18/us/politics/18inaug.html?th&emc=th The reaction today to this move was predicable as protests came from both the gay and lesbian lobby…

There is an enormously poignant story about Julius Erving and his long lost daughter Alexandra Stevenson by Tom Friend as a featured story on ESPN’s award-winning show ‘Outside the Lines’. Here is the link to the script of the story, and some video highlights as well—-http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=drjandalexandra It will show up as a TV broadcast next…

Ben Witherington
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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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