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January 1970 Archives

FROM ‘THE LEGEND’ TO ‘THE GOSPEL’

posted by Ben Witherington

We are drawing near to the beginning of the American holiday season which seems to extend backwards into fall ever further as each year passes. The end result of this is that we begin to get the holiday season movies […]

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Agrapha— by Maria Mayo Robbins

posted by Ben Witherington

I am very pleased to offer you a poem written by a doctoral student at Vanderbilt Divinity School whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know while teaching there from time to time.————- Agrapha I. Peel back the […]

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Chrysostom, Mother Teresa, and George Herbert on Prayer

posted by Ben Witherington

Certainly for me, one of the most enriching things I have done in recent years is read large quantities of the greatest of the exegetes among the Greek Fathers—- John Chrysostom. I awoke this morning to this reading, which I […]

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Thought for the Day— A SAINT AIN’T

posted by Ben Witherington

One theologian has wryly defined a saint as a religious figure from hoary antiquity whose life has been insufficiently researched! In short, a saint ain’t. “For we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…..”

Food for Thought

posted by Ben Witherington

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following: 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and […]

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF ‘ROBOTS’,’BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE’,’OLIVER TWIST’, AND THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED’

posted by Ben Witherington

Finding good and wholesome family entertainment in this day and age is like searching for the holy grail sometimes. We keep hoping it is out there somewhere, but it is ever so hard to find. Two exceptions to this rule […]

Opus Magnum

posted by Ben Witherington

Weary, worn, welts on handWork has whittled down the manTo the bare necessitiesOf what he is, and what he’ll beWas this then his destiny? Defined, refined by what we do,The toilsome tasks are never throughThorn and thistle, dirt and dustSweeping […]

Tis a Gift to be Simple– the story of Kevin

posted by Ben Witherington

A friend of 30 plus years sent this to me. I thought you would want to see it. It raises the question— what is normal in God’s eyes, and what is a handicap in God’s eyes? GOD LIVES UNDER THE […]

Previous Posts

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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