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Let Your Conscience Be your Guide? Not Exactly

posted by Ben Witherington

I am in the process of working on a commentary on the Pastorals and the Johannine Epistles both in one volume. While dealing with the latter I was looking at 1 Jn. 3.19-20 today — “This is how we know […]

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The Durham Tradition and its Exegetes– an Encomium

posted by Ben Witherington

We all stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, especially when we are dealing with the life of the mind. And of course there have been many great schools of Christian thought and of Christian scholarship, […]

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The Validity of Religious Experience

posted by Ben Witherington

How many times have we heard the phrase “I cannot deny my experience”? This is all the more the cry when it comes to religious experience. But in fact the issue is not the reality or the clarity of the […]

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Save Colossae

posted by Ben Witherington

Having spent parts of the last two summers in Turkey, one of the dismaying things is seeing the Biblical sites which desperately need to be excavated but are untouched. One such site which has never been dug is Colossae. The […]

Fantastic Four–Tripping the Light Fantastic

posted by Ben Witherington

What can one expect from light summer movie faire— only fast food of mind? Well, yes and no. Growing up, the Fantastic Four was my ‘other’ favorite comic book (my favorite being Spiderman of course). Therefore, I went into this […]

The Disease of the Gospel of Conspicuous Consumption

posted by Ben Witherington

It was an odd experience all around. I had just come from a large worship service in Moscow, and my host Sasha Tsoutserov was telling me about this prosperity Gospel preacher in Moscow claiming that Jesus and the disciples were […]

The Fireworks of the War of the Worlds

posted by Ben Witherington

The 4th of July is an appropriate time for fireworks, and there are certainly plenty of those to be found in the new War of the Worlds movie. This movie is not for the faint of heart nor for small […]

To Be, rather than to Seem

posted by Ben Witherington

Esse Quam Videre— To Be, rather than to Seem Take me to the just side of justiceAnd the right side of righteousness,Not the vindictive side of vindication,for otherwise— I do not wish to go. Lead me to the passionate side […]

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The John Wesley Fellows Meeting at Candler---- The Senior Fellows
The John Wesley Fellowship began in 1977, with Steve Harper and yours truly being two of the first John Wesley Fellows chosen.  I have told the story of Ed Robb and AFTE  this past Fall on the blog so I will not repeat it.   Here ...

posted 5:46:30am Jan. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Guns and Religion--- Enough is Quite Enough
I was sitting at the traffic light when a pickup pulled up next to me.  On the back of the cab window was a bumper sticker saying 'Guns and religion. Now more than ever.'   Then I found the picture you see above, and then this one ...

posted 7:05:08pm Jan. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Revival 2011--- At My Home Church in Charlotte
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posted 9:58:02am Jan. 10, 2011 | read full post »

The John Wesley Fellows Meeting at Candler---- The Art of Theology
The John Wesley Fellows meeting this January was held in Atlanta at Candler School of Theology, and its Dean,  Dean Love is a collector of art for the seminary, with some 50 or so paintings now gracing the walls of their beautiful new ...

posted 5:30:50am Jan. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Ancient Readers and Manuscripts--- William A. Johnson's Take
  In the American world of bigger is better (and more erudite) it is refreshing to find a smallish book  (207 pages of text, including some pictures)  that makes its points in detail with full primary source documentation and then ...

posted 9:30:59am Jan. 07, 2011 | read full post »

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