Learning How to Think Biblically— Part Five.
I believe the battle for the soul of evangelicalism is fought on the grounds of hermeneutics. If this battle is lost, evangelicalism will be relegated to the graveyard of theological and ecclesial history.
I believe Ben Witherington III could be suitable guide in this effort.
Ben Witherington III
Ben Witherington, one of the world’s leading evangelical scholars, is Amos Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of over 40 books and is a frequent commentator on radio and television programs. He blogs as Patheos – The Bible and Culture.
In January 2012 he lost suddenly his daughter, Christy, which, as expected, precipitated a real crisis in his life.
The text below, published by Christianity Today, describes in very sincere terms the agony this man of God went through. Some commentators were shocked by the openness with which Dr. Witherinton expressed his doubts and struggles, which reminds us of similar, equally falsely pietistic reactions at the posthumously published journal of Mother Theresa.
I submit to you this text on grief and grace, which I find most appropriate on Saturday of Eastern Orthodox Easter. Continue reading “Walking the Way of Grace in the Midst of Grief”
No comment. Just for the open minded.
Thanks to Scot McKnight for the link.