Tag Archives: Ben Witherington

Two Posts You Should Read by Dan Bouchelle & Ben Witherington

The first is by Dan Bouchelle about ministers and how they “Willingly Walk into a World of Pain“. The stories he tells are honest, touching and will give you a whole new appreciation for your minister. The second is by Ben Witheringon, “Family First – Not a Biblical Viewpoint“. I wrestled with this post. IContinue Reading

Why Mormonism is Not Christianity – Ben Witherington

Have a read – Why Mormonism is Not Christianity It is a really good read but if you don’t have the time the thumbnail sketch. It all boils down to trinity of “ologies”: theology, Christology, and soteriology. According to Dr. Witherington, the differences are significant enough to question whether we would consider them Christians asContinue Reading

Ben Witherington on Hermeneutics

While looking back at Witherington’s Pagan Christianity material I ran across a really well written piece on hermeneutics. Any preacher, Bible class teacher, elder, or Christian in general could learn a lot from this. Hermeneutics – What is it and why do Bible readers need it. Hermeneutics is the art of biblical interpretation. Reading requiresContinue Reading

Ben Witherington’s Review of Pagan Christianity

It has been almost 9 years since the first edition of Viola and Barna’s book Pagan Christianity hit the shelves so I know I am behind the ball here. I had heard of this book but hadn’t really had a look at it until this year. I ran across Ben Witherington’s five part review overContinue Reading

The New Testament Scholar Two Step

Line dancing…something they can all agree on! I tossed Piper in the mix. Maybe I should do one with all the trendy young ministers. Can you imagine Driscoll and Bell dancing hip hop together? Elf Yourself – New Testament Scholar EditionContinue Reading

Starting a Class on Revelation – Any Suggestions

So I have finally bit the bullet and just started a class on Revelation last week. Since this is my first time teaching this book I thought maybe a few of you who have might have some words of wisdom or perspective to offer. Here are my reference books: The NIV Application Commentary: Revelation byContinue Reading

Ben Witherington On Christians Celebrating Halloween

I have had several people ask me the question lately of whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween. Why not get an answer from someone who knows what he is talking about? Here is an excerpt: Conservative Protestants might well object to the practice of Halloween on the grounds that it offers up a theologyContinue Reading

Ben Witherington’s Blog Moving to Belief Net

Here comes the massive link update around the Christian blog world. The new URL for BWIII’s blog is http://blog.beliefnet.com/bibleandculture/Continue Reading

Ben Witherington’s Post on Redefining Marriage

BWIII just put up a thought provoking post on redefining marriage and looking at it from a Christian perspective. Very informative and thought provoking. Here is the link. Here are some excerpts: “What should Christians think of this matter? Well, in the first place not only is marriage defined in the Bible as an actContinue Reading

Ben Witherington on Salvation and Eternal Security

I don’t like removing a quote entirely from its context and slapping on a heading that doesn’t quite fit but I hope that the above heading does justice to what Ben Witherington was writing in his Romans commentary regarding Romans 1:16-18. “One can say, ‘I have been saved, I am being saved, and I willContinue Reading

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