We’re, mercifully, only a week away from what has been one of the nastiest seasons of election campaigns in living memory, with more mud being slung and blood being spilled than in a monster truck rally in Rupp arena in Lexington Ky.   It’s enough to make the Founding Fathers (and Mothers) cry.   And it’s…

James R. Payton, Getting the Reformation Wrong. Correcting  some Misunderstandings,  (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010), 240 pages, $23.                 History is unquestionably messy and complex, and this is all the more the case when one is considering some of the most turbulent and momentous epochs in history.  One such period is the Reformation, and James…

Colorado Springs is a pretty, spiritual place in many ways. It is the home of Navigators,  Dobson ministries, the Franciscan Retreat Center (where I met with the Ad Lib society),  the Air Force Chapel, and in terms of general revelation, the Garden of the Gods.   This post will be about what beauty erosion over millenia…

The Jewish Chapel (err Synagogue) is different from the two Christian chapels in that it is basically circular, not in the shape of a rectangle.  One of the interesting features of this chapel is the various mezuzahs in the door frames, above which is the most colorful one. This room is warm and intimate, and…

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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