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Learning How to Think Biblically— Part Five

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 02:06
It is not enough to learn how to think Biblically in a general way about the Bible. As a Christian one needs to learn to think about the Bible and its God as the earliest Christians did. The concept of progressive revelation is key here. If it is true that the fullest revelation of the [Read More...]

Goodbye Dry Season, I Hope

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:23
Water fell from the sky today. Commonly known as rain. Not too much, but enough to actually get the ground wet. Mud actually stuck to the bottom of my shoes, and we slipped in the car on the road....

Fishing for a Family

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:25
Our family recently returned from one of our favorite vacation spots on the Pacific Coast. A Christian acquaintance of ours cuts us an incredible deal to rent her place on the beach....just perfect...

Scare avoided

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:00
While teaching literacy in Dallas one summer in the 1980s, we attended Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, the church of Dr. Tony Evans. We were among the few whites in the congregation. Our first Sunday...

A bad day at church

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:20
This is the car we drove around in when we were in Canberra. I can tell you we had a few "issues" in such close personal contact there. One big reason that we drive a large van (old 8-seater Tarago)...

Clash of parenting expectations

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:59
Something's gotten under my skin and I'm having trouble letting it go, so I'm going to write about it. Last week we had a picnic lunch with a missionary family. They're home, doing the same thing...

Learning How to Think Biblically– Part Four

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:30
The next step in learning how to think Biblically is learning the overarching narrative of the Bible– starting with creation, then Fall, then the various acts of redemption culminating in the Christ event, and then the Age of the Spirit leading up to the return of Christ and the new creation. Secondly, one needs to [Read More...]


Missionary Blogs - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:45
Unfortunately I cannot tell all our stories here on the blog. Some exciting, hair raising adventures. Others bone chillingly scary. A few so depressing, that I wonder how I keep going. There are some...


Missionary Blogs - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:45
Unfortunately I cannot tell all our stories here on the blog. Some exciting, hair raising adventures. Others bone chillingly scary. A few so depressing, that I wonder how I keep going. There are some...

A mini freak out, God’s got this

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:23
The other day was a double “holy cow, we’re moving back to America in our suitcases” AND “we have to find / set up a place to live” mini freak out moment. (Those happen...

Stephen Colbert on God and Hell

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:04
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Super sized weekend

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:28
The weekend turned out to be another super duper one. I won't bore you with the details, here's a summary: We went to Toowoomba, the place of my birth and where my parents and one of my sisters...

What to do when your life looks mostly like this:

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:14
toddler in my lap. baby bump (due August 1). grilled cheese. watching Backyardigans. I may have been sent to Uganda, but my everyday probably looks a lot like yours, perhaps with better weather. We...

Update on Potential Orphanage Plans by Lina Urban

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:39
We want to inform you about the tentative establishment of an orphanage for girls that Josef breifly mentioned in the last update. We have decided to move forward with the plan! A dear sister in the...

Off and running!

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:53
If I were to seek one word to describe the past month, I would use the word “unusual.”  At the end of February we were blessed with a four-day visit from the pastor and two leaders of Bethany...

Apartment Life

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:52
Before it snowed and got yucky again, we had some nice sunny days (including a partial solar eclipse last week!), and some spring maintenance projects were underway. Like this one. Action is...

Missions: All People to All People

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:03
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” I Cor 1:25 Sitting in the church pew waiting to speak to a group of Chinese...

more of CLAIRE

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 03:55
January 12th2nd outingTo the doctor’s office for a check-up, heel stick, and shots….ouch! 6lbs, 13 ozThe unsuspecting patient poor baby bath time isn't quite as traumatic as before She enjoys...


Missionary Blogs - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 03:42
January 24-25 We went to Abilene to help celebrate my dad and Liz’s 20thwedding anniversary. The family: Dad, Liz, my brother Jedidiah and his fiancee and all of us  the 10 of us!  The...

Learning How to Think Biblically— Part Three

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 02:01
Careful, analytical reading of the Bible requires some training. As I say in the book pictured above, most people need to be trained on how to do proper detailed reading of an ancient text. One way to start being able to do that is to read the book How to Read a Book. Perhaps the [Read More...]
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