The Bible and Culture

The Bible and Culture

May 2005 Archives

Historical Fiction of Merit

posted by Ben Witherington

There is a surfeit at present of Christian fiction on the market, and not much of it is of any enduring or endearing value. Some of it even serves up the Christian equivalent of Harlequin romances, or even worse, bad […]

A Lawyer’s View of Pentecost

posted by Ben Witherington

THE BARRISTER’S BRIEF BRIEF ON PENTECOST The filigree flame of fire fell on the fellowshipPursuant to the prayer and praise and paeans of the plaintiffsSuch that there was no room in the upper room, And they fled like men fleeing […]

How to Have a Cellphone and still remain a Christian

posted by Ben Witherington

Cellphones are ubiquitous now, spreading like Kudzu throughout the land. And unfortunately it plays right into and exacerbates the inherent narcissicism or self-centeredness of our culture. We have people having private phone conversations in planes, elevators, in class (!),during worship […]

Kingdom of Heaven

posted by Ben Witherington

Ridley Scott’s beautifully filmed anti-war war movie is now out in the theaters, and it is thought provoking in so many ways. The story is grounded reasonably well in history telling the story of the hiatus between the 2nd and […]


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