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Jesus and Paul on Singleness,Marriage, and Divorce

posted by Ben Witherington

Without question, of all the lectures I give, the one the prompts the most questions, sometimes even an avalanche of questions is my lecture on what Jesus and Paul actually say about singleness, marriage, and divorce. Obviously this is a […]

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Tour Time– The Trip of a Lifetime, June 2006

posted by Ben Witherington

Just a brief announcement to let you know that once again I will be leading a tour to two of the Lands of the Bible on behalf of Asbury Seminary. We will be spending a week in Israel and a […]

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The Christian’s Duty to the Poor

posted by Ben Witherington

What follows here is a quotation of a part of a sermon that John Chrysostom, perhaps the greatest preacher of the early church gave on a portion of Hebrews and Mt. 5.2. “‘Give to him who begs from you and […]

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Broken Flowers for Broken Relationships

posted by Ben Witherington

Bill Murray’s latest offering, Broken Flowers, which won highest honors at the Cannes Film Festival, is now circulating in the theaters in a limited release. Like his release from a couple of years back, ‘Lost in Translation’, this is a […]

A Myth of Origins: America’s Christian Founding Fathers?

posted by Ben Witherington

It is always a surprise, and sometimes very painful to have one’s bubble burst. This is all the more so when it has to do with something or someone a persons loves deeply and is deeply commited to. Take for […]

Katrina Reprise– And Now for Something Completely Different

posted by Ben Witherington

Well it was bound to happen. We now have the ultimate answer to the trivia question— What do the fundamentalist Christian TV preacher and the head of Al Quaeda in Iraq have in common? Answer— they both think that Hurricane […]

Cracks in the Wall

posted by Ben Witherington

CRACKS IN THE WALL Cracks in the wall,There by design, Prayers on plain paperOne of them mine Rabbis are chanting,Torah held high, Sunlight is fading,In the blue sky. Guards are watching,Passing the time, Nodding acquaintanceWith the sublime. Herod’s temple,All that […]

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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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