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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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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
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
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