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What Have They Done With Jesus?

The men apparently thought that the women’s tale of a risen Jesus was nonsense, “an idle tale,” and “they did not believe them” (Luke 24:11). This is not surprising: women in that culture were generally considered too emotional or too illiterate to be valid witnesses.

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Christianity

CFP: The Church and Early Christianity @HBU

The Department of Theology at Houston Baptist University is pleased to host a conference on “The Church and Early Christianity” on April 16-18, 2015. 138 more words

Conferences

Dr. Ben Witherington III on the Nature of Biblical Prophecy

Dr. Witherington, one of my NT professors in graduate school, has a good balance between a gentle approach and a scholar’s fortitude. Check out this seven minute video in which he tries to bring some order (to the force) of prophetic matters.

News Weak - The Problems with Mr. Eichenwald’s Article

Earlier this week, I referenced the Newsweek article entitled, “The Bible – So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”  Here is a response from Ben Witherington that I believe will be helpful for those seeking a response to the criticism that the author aimed at the Bible’s credibility. 78 more words

Galatians For You & Other Resources

In the present sermon series in our church I am working through Paul’s letter to the Galatians.  Rather I should say “we” are working through the book of Galatians, as while I am preaching the bulk of the messages I am sharing the teaching with my Associate, Camper Mundy, and a couple of other pastors who are part of our church.   190 more words

Gospel

The Bible: So Attacked It's a Sin

Around Christmas, a Newsweek article by Kurt Eichenwald made quite a stir.  It was entitled, “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”  It’s a 20-ish paged assault on the Bible in which the author parades a prejudiced ignorance of biblical history and translation.  944 more words

New Testament

Interview with Ben Witherington - Like him or be offended by him - he answers with dignity and grace.

Ben Witherington gives a solid interview in this clip. He talks about a number of subjects in a graceful manner. I’ll mention some of the parts that caught my attention, which may not in the order they are presented in the interview. 294 more words

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