In this behind-the-scenes interview, Dr. Ben Witherington III shares insight into his scholarly and personal pursuits. He explains his process for writing a commentary and tells the story of how he discovered old manuscripts of J. B. Lightfoot that had never been published. Dr. Witherington then divulges his love for 1970’s folk rock and his experience working at a record label. He also shares about his love of fiction—what he’s reading, what he’s writing, and how he uses fiction to communicate theology and ethics to a lay audience.
We recorded this interview while Dr. Witherington was in studio, filming his course NT221 The Wisdom of John: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Johannine Literature for Logos Mobile Education.