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Paul and his Recent Interpreters by N.T. Wright– Part Three

Where exactly did the phrase and notion of ‘the new perspective on Paul’ come into play? The answer is, after Sander’s landmark work, and it seems to have been first mentioned by Tom Wright himself. Interestingly, Dunn credits Tom Wright for coining the phrase ‘the new perspective on Paul’ in a lecture given at Tyndale [Read More...]

Busy Bees

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:05
Another great week of school has come to an end.  This week was Letter B.  We learned a lot about bunnies, butterflies, bears, bees, bats, and birds.   They really loved learning about...

About to Burst

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:30
Cynthia is still in one piece but any day now she is about to burst.  We’ve got a couple of midwives down on the south coast ready to come over to help (although the journey between us and them...

Women in Ministry

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:00
This post is for the young women at the Arkansas Youth Department's Timothy Retreat - for teens who are sensing God's call to ministry. In the links below you will find a few resources to help you...

Paul and his Recent Interpreters by N.T. Wright— Part Two

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 02:55
In the 2nd chapter Tom Wright rehearses the in some ways unfortunate of the Reformation forcing all our reading of Paul into a discussion about justification and salvation. He then critiques even further reductionism like that of Bultmann who reduces theology to anthropology, and Christology to soteriology, so the whole Pauline discussion is about humankind [Read More...]

For the Days When You Just Want Some Me-Time..... {and the last winner!}

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:11
It's time for mama's daily run. Though I run, I'm not a runner. Some laps around the house, some exercises to try to whittle away this "mama-middle", and a few stretches are my entire stay-healthy...

Want to follow me to Europe?

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 20:42
Why not check out what I have been up to through reading my missionary newsletters? You can find them by going to my Newsletter Page - Click here or follow the link to the right. You can find my...

The Third Conversation is the Hardest

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 19:00
image courtesy of freeimages.com Two years ago this month I was back in the US, experiencing the adventure and the challenges of "home assignment." While I anticipated conversations with friends...

Smiles and Drinking Water

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:04
I kind of gave away the post with the title there, but I wanted to start from the end of our trip when we'd already come back to Russia. Visiting the UK was like visiting the West for me. Sure,...

Clusters

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:00
When I talk to groups in the US about the accelerated pace of Bible translation, people often jump to the conclusion that the cause of the acceleration is technology. Technology has indeed increased...

Concert!

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:41
Today is a busy day for me. One of the exciting things I get to do is go to a free Michael W. Smith concert with my family at CAJ tonight. Yay! He's in town in relation to Billy Graham Crusade...

So much asking

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:30
Missionaries seem to always ask. Asking, asking, asking. Always asking. We ask for prayer and for help. Many ask for money too. It's an aspect of our lives that probably annoys some...

Doorbells, Mailboxes and Water Fountains

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 03:26
     This past June I faced the unique experience of traveling to the U.S. twice in one month! Dates and commitments worked out in such a way that, after over a year of not visiting...

Paul and his Recent Interpreters by N.T. Wright— Part One

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:31
Some time ago, a very fine NT scholar named Earle Ellis wrote a book entitled Paul and his Recent Interpreters. Now we have another one from the ever-flowing pen of Tom Wright (due out in America in Oct. 2015, already out in the U.K. and comprising some 384 pages). Of course the thing about a [Read More...]

Our Summer Holidays in Tokyo

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:01
We've noticed that our family has mostly moved out of the "little boys" stage onto different types of entertainment. Looking back at my blog during previous Tokyo summers, I can see we spent time...

My Everyday Hair Routine {New Video!}

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:32
Hi friends! Sorry this video is a little late coming, internet and electricity have been a bit difficult to come by this last week here in Uganda. Thanks for understanding. This week’s video is...

Summer in the 11th hour

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:53
Earlier this month, we were traveling in the U.K., so fun! Even though traveling is challenging, I have to admit it was quite nice to go somewhere a little bit closer. No overnight flights or jet-lag...

NEXT STOP: SOUTH DAKOTA

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:09
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AND WE'RE OFF!

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:02
5,000 miles 18 days 11 states 1,026 pictures Let the adventure’s begin!April 27-28 (day #1 and 2): We set off from Texas (state#1) at 8:30am, drove through Oklahoma (state #2) and arrived in Bella...

CKB— August 26th 2011: A Hommage

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:46
I remember him differently than some might. He seemed at once formidable and yet gentle. A towering intellect, and yet a sweet spirit, with a good sense of humor as well. In some ways outgoing, but in some ways shy, especially on the telephone or in casual conversation. Had you only seen Charles Kingsley Barrett [Read More...]
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