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The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture– Part Five

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:50
The next member of the Alexandrian school could hardly be more different in some respects than Clement. I am referring to Origen (ca. 185-254 A.D.). Unlike Clement, Origen was indeed first and foremost a Bible scholar, an exegete. Nevertheless, his go to method was allegorizing of the Biblical text, sometimes in service of reconciling the [Read More...]

Lost a handbag?

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:22
No problem, you can go and get it back, it's hanging on a bush next to the river. I rode past this unusual sight yesterday, a handbag hanging on a bush.  It isn't unusual to find items...

Marie-Ciane, Tanzania, and Zika ... Some Things That Need Prayer

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:10
Since Thursday of this week Marie-Ciane has been at the Maternity Center. She is a 40 year old Momma awaiting the birth of her second child. We (the entire staff here) have soft spots and utter...

As pertains to the state of my soul {A Life Overseas}

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:55
Elizabeth is over at A Life Overseas today . . . So I went to America. Where I felt homeless. Especially at Walmart, where there are entirely too many choices. And especially at Starbucks, where you...

Another Saturday, another tournament

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:16
Yesterday started with plenty of drama. I woke at 4.30, even though I didn't need to be up that early. That seems to be the pattern these tournament Saturdays. David and Callum along with another...

The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture– Part Four

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:49
Clement of Alexandria (ca. 150-214 A.D.) is treated next, and as Childs admits, he really doesn’t have much to say about Isaiah, or if he did, it is mostly lost to us with his work Hypotyposeis being no longer extant. We do have some fragments of the Ecologue Propheticae in which we find a few [Read More...]

Observations and Perspectives…

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:44
  We are currently driving through Namibia to Angola (Bets is driving as I write) after a delightful three weeks in the US with our family.  Along the highway we’ve seen many...

Gingerbread Mania

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 19:52
Christmas 2014, we were in the process of arriving.  The container arrived barely two weeks before Christmas and all we managed to make happen was to decorate a bit and celebrate as a family....

Oh, that's SO ANNOYING

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:57
A lady came into Maison de la Bible today and said, "I hope you can help me. I am looking for a Bible, a Second 21, with very wide margins for taking notes on." "Oh yes", quoth I, "the English ones...

Why Go To Another Country?

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:07
“Why are you in Chile?” That’s a question we have received way more times that we can recall. The question is a real door opener. Normally, I respond lightly with a compliment about...

Eat Mor Chikin, Inspire More People

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:27
I just read the most fascinating book and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone! And BTW, I love Chik-fil-A! Truett Cathy’s commitment reaches far beyond the people who work and eat in...

Public Speaking Class

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:13
This semester I’m leading a small group in a class called Public Speaking. About ten NTBI seniors do their practiced ...

The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture– Part Three

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:47
It is the approach of Childs which involves both critical engagement and also empathy with the sources he examines that distinguishes his work to a real extent from that of Sawyer who is too focused on abuses of the OT. The next church father Childs gives attention to, quite rightly, is Irenaeus (130-200 A.D.), particularly [Read More...]

It has been a discouraging week in Bordeaux.

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:45
Some remarks were made at the start of the week that I took too seriously. I knew they were not true, but I allowed them to haunt me instead of tackling them. Oh well. Next week will be better.

Couch to 5k

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:44
Day three. Remembered to turn on the sound on my phone. The lady thinks I'm awesome. Forgot my Ventolin inhaler. Didn't need it. Remembered all my stretches. On the basis that that which killeth thee...

Thanks and opportunities

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 20:03
Here at Saved By God’s Grace we hope to encourage you with stories which deserve an AMEN!  We also want to present to you the needs we are asked to assist with so you have an opportunity...

This is the old blog

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 19:21
New posts are still going on if you go to riggsreport.org.

2016 - The Most Exciting Year Yet

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 18:10
I still can't believe that it's 2016. This year is one of jubilation for Father's Home as we celebrate 10 years of ministry. Ten years ago this month a young couple by the name of Anya and Sergey...

Get Up - You're Alright (and fine and ok and not that hurt)

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 17:14
The blood trickled steadily out of my nose as I struggled to get up while spitting out small pebbles and holding my hand under my nose to protect my shirt from the aforementioned blood. One...
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