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Observations on the Happiness of Piglets

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 05:00
They race past the rooster, grazing his wingtips, and he squawks, hops, crows in surprise. Around the water-tank pen of crocodiles who thrash at the sudden vibration, six piglets, striped, spotted,...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God– Part Ninety One

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:43
The last chapter of Tom’s magnum opus is not quite what one might have expected. There are considerable reflections on modern secular Jewish thought (Benjamin, Marx, etc.) and on the philosopher Heidegger and his connection with the Nazis, and how this may, or may not have affected European theology vis a vis the Jewish character [Read More...]

Photographic glimpses of a holiday

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 17:43
We got back from our holidays yesterday and I've been going through the photos. There aren't as many as there could have been, particularly for the time outside of Springsure with David's sister and...

Welcome to the Dinsmore Homeschool!

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 14:34
Warning, this is a long post, but some other homeschool mom like me might be interested, so I'm posting it. At least 2 grandmas for sure will be! Homeschooling did not start off as being a passion of...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God– Part Ninety

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 02:41
Through out this long study of Paul, there have been certain texts that are the linchpins for Tom’s whole approach to the matter. Rom. 2.28-29 is one such text, but that text is part of the larger discussion in 2.17-29 where quite specifically the Jew is being addressed, not the follower of Christ, and he [Read More...]

creepy crawly catcher club

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:37
creepy crawly catcher club membership rules#1 rule don't scream when you see a bug#2 rule catch lizards fast#3 rule things that creep are friends(wrote by Alexis, 8)lizards, snails, crickets,...

Fall Forward

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:15
The weak autumn sun Not warming the air, Slowly climbed up the sky Not seeming to try. Ascendancy now In the hands of the wind That would dictate the day That would blow things away. The leaves had surrendered And swirled to the ground Not clinging to trees Obeying the breeze. The grass was all [Read More...]

Walking in the Spirit...and in the wake of the storm

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:45
Odile, a level 3 hurricane, passed through Baja California Sur 3 weeks ago. With winds up to 200+km/h, it buffeted everything, knocked down signs and power poles, and leveled some houses. It was much...


Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:48
So now that I'm not on the board at OCSI anymore (see previous post), I'm able to be more involved with the Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF).  Many of the families at the school are Japanese or...

Daily living

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:23
Well our summer was busy, and apparently September was too, because I can't believe it's already October and our calendar is filling up with activities from now until the end of the year.  But...

Onto CEDARVILLE, OHIO (state #7)

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:25
September 7-10, 2014 Day #9-10 Each year Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio sends us 6 fabulous students for our T.I.M.E internship.  It was a fun pizza reunion with all the past T.I.M.E...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God– Part Eighty Nine

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:24
This post will be dealing with pp. 1426-43 of the next to last chapter in this epic. Here Tom addresses at some length the ‘identity’ question. Before reading Tom’s critique I would suggest the readers of the blog read first my chapter entitled ‘The Trinity of Paul’s Identity’ in The Paulquest, as background for this [Read More...]

The Collins’ hostel (part 2)

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:30
Ok, so Mike & Leann (Dan’s oldest brother and wife) visited in August (see blog last week). So then in September after the short term team returned to the US, Grace (their daughter) said...

Thinking Ahead!

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:41
 CBM Project Officers’ Meeting Today in Nairobi We had the pleasure today of meeting with our colleague, Lenny Mbogo, and three of the project officers within our CBM ministry teams in North...

The Dear Abby of infertility

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:23
It’s scary to put it all out there, to be vulnerable, to be transparent. Some people see it as brave, some people see it as “the younger generation and their over-sharingness”....

Dia Del Nino 2014

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:28
October 1 is "Dia Del Nino" (Kid's Day) in Guatemala.  It's a day of the year set aside to celebrate the kids.  The day is filled with parties, pinatas, cake, presents, and surprises. ...


Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:53
We are busy doing lots of living right now...... a babe turning one, moving away from mama's milk to family food, stumbling closer to walking. School squeaking into a workable rhythm. Family thriving...
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