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Learning How to Think Biblically– Part Two

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:21
Unfortunately, we live in an age of Biblical illiteracy, and the problem is only compounded by attempts at self-education through the internet, where there is as much dross as gold, straw as silver to be found. So obviously the first step in learning how to think Biblically, including thinking critically (in the good sense of [Read More...]

The Weekend

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 22:52
I normally would post about our weekends on Monday mornings but this particular Monday morning I'll be on a flight headed to Lima, Peru for the week.  I'll be attending a homeschool conference...

Meet Dolly

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 17:55
For those of you who do not know it, we got a car!! It all happened rather quickly. An anonymous donor bought us an 18 year old Land Rover. We chose this particular car because we know its life...

Meet Dolly

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 14:55
For those of you who do not know it, we got a car!! It all happened rather quickly. An anonymous donor bought us an 18 year old Land Rover. We chose this particular car because we know its life...

Flying and mission

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:51
We got back from a big weekend just a couple of hours ago. It's been a good weekend but I really don't have it in me to write much now. I can point you to someone else's blog post and add a little of...

Learning How to Think Biblically— Part One

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 02:59
One of the real differences between proper Biblical orthodoxy and cultish behavior is that when it comes to leadership the former works by persuasion and dialogue, and the latter works by dictatorial tactics, mind control, smoke-filled room decision making from above, and of course the claim ‘the Spirit told me to say or do X’ [Read More...]

Getting Ready

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:20
We’ve been busy for the big event.  Tomorrow’s house church meeting will be a first for our group.  We’re having a baby dedication!  Since I really didn’t come to Mexico with...

A little bit of our life in Ecuador

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:57
Last month we worked every Saturday. This month we decided to take a few Saturdays off and enjoy some family time. Here are some pictures of some of the things we did as a family. We are truly...

MK Camp 2015

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:52
I don’t have time to post much yet about the 2015 MK Camp that ran from this past Tuesday to Friday, but I did want to let you know that I still intend to post some pics.  For now, here’s...

Spring Has Sprung!

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:25
In this "guest post" Kelly talks about the effects of the new season on our daily life and our future outlook.

We're on The other side of the Volcanoes now!

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 16:53
Mexico City is on the west side of two volcanoes--Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, and Puebla is on the east side.  Actually, in Puebla we are surrounded by volcanoes--these two to the west,...

Best Books– Part Six

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 02:35
It’s nice to be able to commend some of your contemporaries and their good serious scholarly work. One such contemporary is John M.G. Barclay, the current Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham. John was at Glasgow before that and trained, if memory serves, at Cambridge. His first major book immediately got him all kinds of [Read More...]

Around Our Yard

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 02:00
Here's a view of our house from the air.  It's the one in the yellow circle.  The current MAF office (a new one is being built out at the airfield in Kajjansi) is a rented, old house at the...

Lenten Update

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:03
I haven't been doing much to prepare for Easter. Our church is having a series of sermons, but I tend to accompany D. to Sunday school during that time. I dug out some old Sunday school supplies to...

This Little Puppy Went to S.P. , This Little Puppy Stayed Home...

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:42
Elikya playing with her pupsIn December, the day I returned from Goma (previous post), our dog Elikya had puppies! Douglas texted me when the first arrived, while I was still in the Goma airport. By...

The Rest Of Our Week

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:37
Well, another week has come and gone.  We've had a lot going on this week so I posted separately about our media team visit yesterday and today I'll share about the rest of our week. ...

Suspicion– Part Two

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 02:21
The world of academia is a bit like a circus. There are main acts and side shows. There are barkers drawing attention to themselves, and others who are not on ego trips at all. There are actually truth seekers, but their are also job seekers. There are careful scholars and careless scholars. There are scholars [Read More...]

Lull

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:20
Wednesday It's 11:45 pm and I've just put a load of laundry in, but I'm not complaining. :) Baby shower shenanigans (I'm in the middle) I've just had 4 days of back-to-back church activities...

Learning to drive

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:19
Our eldest turns 16 in a couple of months, only weeks before we return to Japan. Our friends are beginning to moan about the 100 hrs practise required for their maturing teenagers. So...

Our Visit From The IMB Media Team

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:43
We have spent some time this week hosting a group from the IMB that work in the media department.  They came to do a story on the agriculture work in Honduras and our partnership with it. ...
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