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

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:23
The chapter on translations is in some ways the most useful one for those lost in the sea of different versions, different editions, etc. Yet despite the many many different Protestant translations of the Bible available (and the vast majority of them are done by Protestants), really only four have been able to capture more [Read More...]

Book Sale 91% Off Kindle

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:00
The Kindle version of my book, The Spiritual Discipline of Meditation, will be going on sale at Amazon.  On October 27th, you can get it for only .99 cents.  It goes up in price each...

Blomberg’s Can We Still Trust the Bible?–Part Four

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 02:04
The second major chapter of Craig Blomberg’s book deals with the issue of how we got the NT, or put another way, how the canon of the NT came about. Was the NT canon a product of the politics of Constantine and his cronies? Was it the product of the winners in the heresy wars? [Read More...]

Home Again

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:02
People say funny things. I wish I’d written down some of the interesting comments that random strangers made during our visit to Australia when they found out that we lived in...

Dealing with Disappointment

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:47
September is usually the beginning of the academic year and in ministry it is often the beginning of the year for churches and pastors. This made me think of how the year has panned out so far for...

Snapshots Of Our Week

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:23
Remember that green pumpkin that we got in the village recently?  Well I baked it, pureed it, and have used it this week to make some delicious treats. We have had pumpkin pancakes twice...

Fall Choral Concert

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:15
Praise His Holy Namepreformed by the Imago Dei Choir, the High School Concert Choir and the Rosslyn Singers Last evening, Rosslyn Academy’s Music Department presented their "Fall Choral Concert”...

Ava’s First Swim Meet

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:32
Ava’s First Swim Meet On Friday afternoon, Ava raced in her first swimming competition on the Rosslyn Academy Elementary School Swim team.  She did fantastic and her girls 250 meter relay team...

BW3 on Encountering the Living Word of God

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:01
This video was recorded about eight and a bit years ago at Asbury, back when my hair was still brown! The first five minutes deal with topics then current, but J.D. Walt and I go on to have a good conversation about the Word of God as a sacrament, and how it graces us. See [Read More...]

‘St. Vincent’ or St. Elsewhere?

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:00
It’s been a good while since I’ve both laughed and cried at a movie. But somehow, some way, St. Vincent did produce that effect. Bill Murray has not played any good comedic roles in many moons, but he really sinks his teeth into this one. Mind you, this is far from a perfect movie, and [Read More...]

Latin Link Bolivia

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:09
Next month from Nov. 24th – 30th we’ll be hosting the WorldVenture Latin Link Conference in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Two years ago we had just over 70 people, but this year we already have 95...

The CAROLINAS….North (state #18) and South (state #19)

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:32
September 24-29 Travel Day #25-30 On our way to Charlotte, NC from Virginia, we stopped at Appomattox Courthouse where General Lee surrendered.   We then proceeded to SIM’s headquarters...

God healed me....and I didn't even know I needed healing!

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:31
A week ago last Sunday, God performed a miracle in my life! A true miracle...one I didn't even know I needed...and I continue to be in awe! Oh, ye, of little faith, I have even waited 10 days to...

Blomberg’s Can We Still Believe the Bible—Part Three

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:54
Mention the issue of textual criticism and some people think you’re actually talking about criticizing the text of the Bible. Nope. Text criticism is the attempt to reconstruct the earliest form of the Biblical text possible, based on the thousands and thousands of partial and whole manuscripts of various portions of the Bible. In other [Read More...]

The Beauty of His Invitation

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:47
Come away, My beloved, to a retreat on the beach. away from the stresses of daily life. away from all the little people who need you. away from the Kampala traffic. away from online distractions....

In His Hands

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:11
About 2 years ago one of the elderly men in the village came to David and I and asked if we would help with a water project. We immediately knew what he really meant. They needed money. Dinero....
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