Psychological thrillers of the first magnitude have been few and far between in recent years.  Oh yes, there has been the occasional Beautiful Minds kind of film that messes with you, but since the era of Hitchcock and Bergman there really hasn’t been much to write home about—- until now.   Let it first be said…

(Image courtesy of Google and Mr. Chester of the United Kingdom) I am working on a little book on work for Eerdmans.  I thought I’d test drive the Preface and see what you thought.  Let me know.  (BW3) CAUTION— WORK IN PROGRESS             I was leafing through a newspaper shortly before Thanksgiving and came across…

Ian McKellen, who will reprise his role as Gandalf in the two forthcoming films based on Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and other material has announced that shooting will begin in New Zealand in June and will take almost a year to complete. Casting of parts has already begun in N.Y. L.A. and London.  McKellen tells us…

There are jazz pianists and then there are JAZZ pianists, and clearly Brad Mehldau is in the latter category.  I have been a great admirer of his ouevre for a long time, going back now to his first CD  Introducing Brad Mehldau (1995). This man has the chops and skills and has been properly trained…

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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