Above pictured is the new dean of Duke Divinity School, my good friend (and fellow Braves and Red Sox fan)  Richard Hays.  Here he is introducing Andy Crouch, whose session of culture making seems to have most resonated with the audience of preachers and lay persons.  Andy is in fact polymath, as the British would…

The conception of the movie is understandable after the enormous success of Oceans 11 etc. etc.  It’s a ‘lets get the old gang back together again’ movie.  Some of these movies, like the Oceans 11 franchise are true ensemble cast movies.  RED, not so much.  This movie is basically a Bruce Willis romance movie (with…

The following is a lecture delivered in beautiful Colorado Springs to the Ad Lib Society, a group of Christian artists from the Midwest and West.  Thanks to Dr. Richard Terrell and all for a wonderful weekend and good hospitality. ARS LONGA… NO LONGER                   BEN WITHERINGTON PARALLEL UNIVERSES? In God’s Kingdom…. The architect is greater…

Stuck on the back of Person Hall, at my alma mater, UNC is a statue of an archbishop, one Stephen Langton, late of Canterbury.  The statue was rescued from some rubble somewhere between Big Ben and the Parliament building.  You will notice the good bishop appears a bit tired, and he is holding a scroll. …

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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