The Dedication of the Witherington Collection


On a gloriously sunny day in Charlotte, Dec. 2nd, the library I have built for over forty years, was dedicated at the Gordon-Conwell Charlotte campus in south Charlotte. The picture above is of course a NASA picture showing where in the world the light is visible from space. As it happened, I was preaching on John 1---'the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it', so it was a singular providence that this picture had been left up on the screen on the chapel platform … [Read more...]

A Review of the New NIV


Here is a very helpful and detailed review of the new NIV by Rod Decker.... … [Read more...]

The Miracles of Christmas


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Why Not Spend a Spell with God?'ll do your holiday spirit good to go! … [Read more...]

The KJV Rap

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Eskimo’s Know Christmas!

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Bible Trivia about the KJV and Shakespeare


In 1610 when the translation of the Authorized Version was complete (i.e. the KJV) early commentators immediately recognized and mentioned the influence of the Bard (i.e. Shakespeare) on the diction of this translation, which was also heavily influenced by Tyndale's translation as well.Just how big a fan the translators were of Shakespeare seems to be in evidence in Psalm 46. In 1610, Shakespeare celebrated his 46th birthday, and in the 46th Psalm the 46th word from the beginning (not … [Read more...]

The Advent of Advent


(This nice picture from St. John's Bible used by permission)(Here is a nice summary about Advent from Wiki-- accessed Nov. 15 2011) Advent (from the Latin word adventus meaning "coming") is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, called Levavi. The Eastern churches' equivalent of Advent is … [Read more...]

Grisham Tries the Rope a Dope Strategy—’The Litigators’


Remember Mohammed Ali? Remember his rope a dope strategy to beat George Foreman? He would simply cover up, lean back on the ropes, and eventually Foreman punched himself out. It was masterfully done, and at the time the commentators were going berserk thinking Ali was simply giving up...... that is until all of a sudden Ali landed the knock out punches.Reading 'the Litigators' is rather like watching that fight, or like watching a pot come to a boil. It seems to take forever, and then … [Read more...]