Witherington to present lectures at Columbus


Bible scholar Dr. Ben Witherington III will present a lecture series at Columbus First United Methodist Church in September.

The lectures are set for Sept. 8-9.

Witherington is professor of New Testament interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. He is considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world and is an elected member of the prestigious Society of New Testament Studies.

On Sept. 8, Witherington will speak on “Gleanings from the Gospel of John.” The lecture begins at 9 a.m. in the Fletcher-Jones Building of First UMC. Lunch will be served at the break and reservations are appreciated. This study will award continuing education units to the clergy (and laity who request it) with a CEU charge of $35 to include lunch. He will speak at the morning worship service on Sept. 9.

For information, contact First United Methodist church at 662-328-5252 or e-mail marylouspencer@yahoo.com.