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Spring in Brisbane

Missionary Blogs - 3 hours 10 min ago
This is our street As you might have inferred from this post about summer earlier this week, spring in Brisbane is also quite different to Tokyo. For starters, its quite warm. This week it's been...

Scary Papyri I– I want my Mummy

The Kunst Museum in Vienna in fact houses several museums, including the papyrus museum in a small room in the basement, and the Ephesos museum in one of the upstairs great halls. Despite both being rather small, there were some very important items in each, and we will begin, appropriately enough for the end of [Read More...]

Pics of Life and Ministry in Ecuador

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:15
It has been too long without a blog update.  I hope to be able to start writing regularly again, both as to what the Lord is revealing to me as I pursue to know Him more and more as well as sharing...

God, When Will You Speak in My Tongue?

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:00
  The poem below was written by a man from Southern Sudan expressing his desire to have the Bible in his language. Sometimes, Bible translation is presented as something done where there are few...

Launch

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:57
I rejoined the worship team recently thinking it was going to be a Friday night/Sunday morning commitment...but that was before I knew about the worship night coming up (tomorrow). And obviously my...

Amazing underworld river system in Tokyo

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:06
 "[Tokyo] is a geologically challenging place to build a megacity - a flat floodplain of soft, alluvial soil, in a monsoonal climate with frequent typhoons, on active earthquake and volcanic...

Blomberg’s Can We Still Believe the Bible?–Part Eight

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:11
The last main chapter in Craig’s book deals with the subject of miracles, both ancient and modern. Craig relies not only on the various analyses of the Biblical miracles available in scholarly works, but also the recent large compilation of modern testimonies about miracles compiled by my Asbury colleague, Craig Keener. To this Craig adds [Read More...]

Things we see…

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:13
With no internet and all the things that fill up a day here, putting up blog posts just hasn’t been happening. But, there have been some cool/fun/strange/different/new things we’ve seen...

Container Conundrum part VIII: Bound for port

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:41
Today (October 29th), our container is supposed to land in port in Guayaquil, Ecuador, about 8 hours from our house. Once we know when the landing agent is going to go and present our paperwork, Matt...

Sir Paul surpasses All– The Louisville Concert

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:26
The concert in Louisville was supposed to happen last June, but then Paul got sick. Pretty seriously sick. Worse still, Louisville was the last concert date on the tour— think no voice left, no energy left, especially when you are 73 years of age! You must kidding. Bear in mind that while Ringo is still [Read More...]

Unexpected challenges of missionary life

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:58
I've read a great blog post here this morning by a missionary in Africa. His first three points particularly resonate with me: 1. Raising third culture children is difficult. "I can’t...

Let’s Start Talking

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:52
This summer, while we were busy traveling all over the US, our teammates did an amazing job of continuing the ministry here in Ancona. Actually, that’s not quite true. In many ways they advanced the...

Hospitality {tips, tricks and recipes}

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:51
Our first term we had house guests 40% of those two years.  We've learned some things over those 291 {and counting} nights: People just want a clean bed and hot water... and will still feel at...

Blomberg’s Can We Still Believe the Bible– Part Seven

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29
Chapter Five (pp. 147-78) deals with the issue of multiple genre of literature in the Bible, and walks through some of the usual pitfalls and questions people raise when a more literarily sensitive approach to the Biblical text is taken. Here Craig deals with Genesis 1-3, Jonah, Job, the possibility of multiple Isaiahs, pseudonymity in [Read More...]

Stuck in Chignahuapan

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:32
The past month has been full of excitement, travel, and ministry. As you may recall, Moisés and Carolyn Ruiz joined us in Puebla in early September. Since that time we have been helping them settle...

Stuck in Chignahuapan

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:32
The past month has been full of excitement, travel, and ministry. As you may recall, Moisés and Carolyn Ruiz joined us in Puebla in early September. Since that time we have been helping them settle...

Container Conundrum Part VII: But first….

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:41
The manifesto has finally been submitted (sent to Quito) today. It feels like we’ve been working on it FOREVER! We had hoped once we loaded the container that putting the lock on the door would...
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