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was that just a snowball?

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:05
Was that just a snow ball?Uh uh...no way.  How is that possible?So the kids in the Wesley house discovered 2 important things today.#1 Work can be fun....if it's cleaning out the chest...

Do Matthew 24 or 1 Thess. 4 refer to the Rapture?

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:20
There is one slip in this video, namely it’s not Jesus but Paul who is speaking in 1 Thess. 4. Otherwise, see what you think. BW3

Twisty Turny Probably Pukey

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
We’re making the drive from Guayaquil to Loja today. This is the second half of the road from Cuenca to Loja (the first is also very curvy). It’s a 7-10 hour drive from Guayaquil at...

Newsletters and updates

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:30
As of October, 2014, all newsletters (which were previously blog updates disguised as newsletters) will be e-mailed and/or mailed to our friends and churches. For the security and safety of our...

Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not—Part Six

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 02:14
The NT was mostly written by early Jews. One possible or likely exception to this rule is Luke, who, nonetheless, shows such a knowledge of the LXX that it is possible he was a God-fearer, and so on the margins of the Jewish community before he became a follower of Jesus. Most NT scholars, including [Read More...]

Lil' man and the livestock

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:49
All the kids love our chickens.  Everyone wants to be the one to let them out of their coop every morning.  It's a big deal.I really do enjoy them too.  Definitely my...

Food Distribution Project

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:04
As I mentioned in my last post we did a food distribution project over the weekend.  We were recently contacted by an IMB colleague in Guatemala City asking if we had a place in our work area...

One Body

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:06
Do you ever think of how you got where you are?  I do.  I can tell you every single little detail in the year leading up to the calling to come to Nicaragua.  I can give you detailed accounts of the...

Wonderful hosts

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:54
Thank you for the support and prayers for our family after yesterday's post. We scaled back our expectations on "tourism" today and mostly had a day at home, aside from a foray to a local shopping...

Say a prayer today for a missionary you know

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:30
Do you know a missionary?  No matter who they are, where they are, are what kind of work they do, here is how you can pray for them today: "Saviour God who desires to see each nation, tribe,...

Reading and Understanding the Bible– A Guide for the Perplexed

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:21
Every student of the Bible at some point has ended up scratching his or her head over some passage, and saying— What?????? Usually, this problem is created by one of two factors: 1) the failure to understand what kind of literature one is reading, hence bringing various mistaken notions and expectations to the text, and [Read More...]

Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not: Part Five

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:51
AN INTERVIEW WITH SCOT MCKNIGHT Ben: It appears that the purpose of this book was to offer a certain tempering of the recent rhetoric about the anti-imperial rhetoric found in the NT? Yes? Yes, in part, but only because both Joe and I thought the entire issue was getting out of hand. We didn’t, however, [Read More...]

NEW HAMPSHIRE (state #11) and MAINE (#12) – a day trip

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:12
September 14, 2014 We took a day trip from Plymouth to New Hampshire (state #11) to visit a supporter.  What a wonderful visit!  This couple is our northernmost supporter.  They have...

Challenging parenting

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:05
Today I've put up some wonderful photos on Facebook that we've taken in the last few days. But I don't want anyone who reads this blog to be deceived. It's not been "all good fun".  It was a...

Our Weekend

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:57
Our weekend started out a little different than our usual. We were asked to be part of a food distribution project with someone who is partnered with Southwestern Baptist Seminary and our Guatemala...

walK with THE Wise ~ Work ~

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:37

The Art of Dugouts

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 04:30
Only one dog on this canoe! photo by Rebekah DrewSeven? I counted again. Yes, there were definitely seven dogs perched in the prow of the tiny canoe. We waved at the father and children as they...
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